History

Handbook to Life in the Aztec World

Author: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 942

Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of scholars working throughout the region. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World gathers the results from recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single accessible volume. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in the Aztec world: Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archeology; evolution of Aztec civilization; geography of the Aztec world; society and government; religion, cosmology, and mythology; funerary beliefs and customs; Aztec art; Aztec architecture; Nahuatl literature; the calendar, astronomy, and mathematics; economy, industry, and trade; daily life; the Aztec after conquest and today. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and more than 165 original line drawings, photographs, and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Aztec history or culture.
Art

Aztec

Author: Jane Stevenson Day

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 88

View: 831

A magnificently illustrated guide to the world of the Aztec people illuminates in colorful photographs and writing Aztec culture, religion, art, and activities of everyday life just prior to the Spanish invasion of 1519. Published in cooperation with the Denver Museum of Natural History which is showing an Aztec exhibit from September 1992 through April 1993.
Social Science

Moctezuma's Mexico

Author: David Carrasco

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 357

Profiles the history, people, culture, artwork, beliefs, and daily life of Moctezuma's Mexico.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Aztecs

Author: Karen Latchana Kenney

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 960

The legacy of past civilizations is still with us today. In Ancient Aztecs, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the Aztec civilization, including their military power and feats of engineering. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more. Well-chosen maps and images of artifacts bring the past to life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Empire

Author: Joan Stoltman

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 326

Students are taught that the Aztecs were destroyed by Hernán Cortéz, the conqueror of Mexico. However, there is much to learn about who the Aztec people were before they were conquered. The native Mexicans were part of a rich and vibrant culture that spanned hundreds of years. To understand this complicated society, readers are provided with an engaging main text and colorful photographs and historical images. Informative sidebars throughout detail the long history, and sudden defeat, of the Aztec Empire.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Aztec and Mayan Worlds

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 656

Presents a general history of the cultural and social aspects of the ancient Maya and Aztec empires up to the arrival of Spanish conquerors, in a book that also provides readers with instructions for creating such related craft projects as a feather fan,a mosaic mask, a codex, and a miniature pyramid temple.
History

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World

Author: Lynn V. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 336

This comprehensive and accessible reference explores the greatest and most mysterious of civilizations, hailed for its contributions to science, mathematics, and technology. Each chapter is supplemented by an extensive bibliography as well as photos, original line drawings, and maps.
Aztec art

Aztec Sculpture

Author: Elizabeth Baquedano

Publisher: Conran Octopus

ISBN:

Category: Aztec art

Page: 96

View: 573

Juvenile Fiction

Sea of the Dead

Author: Julia Durango

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 284

Kehl hates pirates. His father, the Warrior Prince, has always told him they were responsible for his mother’s death. So when he is kidnapped by Temoc, the Pirate King, Kehl is more furious than frightened. But Temoc is mapping the vast seas known as the Carrillon and needs Kehl’s cartography expertise. As Kehl spends more and more time with Temoc and his crew, he comes to realize that his father has not been honest with him and that his past is linked to the future of the new world he is mapping.
Social Science

Animal Teeth and Human Tools

Author: Christy G. Turner II

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page:

View: 188

The culmination of more than a decade of fieldwork and related study, this unique book uses analyses of perimortem taphonomy in Ice Age Siberia to propose a new hypothesis for the peopling of the New World. The authors present evidence based on examinations of more than 9000 pieces of human and carnivore bone from 30 late Pleistocene archaeological and palaeontological sites, including cave and open locations, which span more than 2000 miles from the Ob River in the West to the Sea of Japan in the East. The observed bone damage signatures suggest that the conventional prehistory of Siberia needs revision and, in particular, that cave hyenas had a significant influence on the lives of Ice Age Siberians. The findings are supported by more than 250 photographs, which illustrate the bone damage described and provide a valuable insight into the context and landscape of the fieldwork for those unfamiliar with Siberia.
Social Science

Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros: Debunking the Old West

Author: Danilo H. Figueredo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 143

This riveting exposé reveals how a distorted belief in Anglo superiority necessitated the rewriting of American western history, replacing heroic images of Mexican and Spanish cowboys with negative stereotypes. • Introduces topics unfamiliar to most readers, such as the role of Spanish-Mexican Jews, the presence of the Spanish Inquisition in the United States, and the real Yellow Rose of Texas • Reveals the duplicity of la leyenda negra to illustrate prejudices of the time • Traces the development of stereotypes such as the Black Legend, banditos, greasers, Zorro, the Cisco Kid, and "loose women," and how these characterizations came to depict Latinos in the Old West in the popular imagination • Documents Latinos' participation in the conquest of the territory west of the Mississippi
History

The Aztecs

Author: Lucien Biart

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 404

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

Author: Deborah L. Nichols

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 657

The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs, the first of its kind, provides a current overview of recent research on the Aztec empire, the best documented prehispanic society in the Americas. Chapters span from the establishment of Aztec city-states to the encounter with the Spanish empire and the Colonial period that shaped the modern world. Articles in the Handbook take up new research trends and methodologies and current debates. The Handbook articles are divided into seven parts. Part I, Archaeology of the Aztecs, introduces the Aztecs, as well as Aztec studies today, including the recent practice of archaeology, ethnohistory, museum studies, and conservation. The articles in Part II, Historical Change, provide a long-term view of the Aztecs starting with important predecessors, the development of Aztec city-states and imperialism, and ending with a discussion of the encounter of the Aztec and Spanish empires. Articles also discuss Aztec notions of history, writing, and time. Part III, Landscapes and Places, describes the Aztec world in terms of its geography, ecology, and demography at varying scales from households to cities. Part IV, Economic and Social Relations in the Aztec Empire, discusses the ethnic complexity of the Aztec world and social and economic relations that have been a major focus of archaeology. Articles in Part V, Aztec Provinces, Friends, and Foes, focuses on the Aztec's dynamic relations with distant provinces, and empires and groups that resisted conquest, and even allied with the Spanish to overthrow the Aztec king. This is followed by Part VI, Ritual, Belief, and Religion, which examines the different beliefs and rituals that formed Aztec religion and their worldview, as well as the material culture of religious practice. The final section of the volume, Aztecs after the Conquest, carries the Aztecs through the post-conquest period, an increasingly important area of archaeological work, and considers the place of the Aztecs in the modern world.
History

Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec Armies

Author: John Pohl

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 47

View: 313

Looks at the military organisation, weaponry, and tactics of the Indians of Mexico prior to the Spanish conquest, and describes the various wars they fought between themselves. Suggested level: secondary.
History

Rethinking the Aztec Economy

Author: Deborah L. Nichols

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 124

"Rethinking the Aztec Economy provides new perspectives on the society and economy of the ancient Aztecs by focusing on goods and their patterns of circulation"--Provided by publisher.
Social Science

Huei Tlatoani

Author: Evan Blythin

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 83

View: 981

Huei Tlatoani summarizes the work of U.S. scholars and develops a detailed image of the Mexican speaker. The study opens with a review of U.S. studies of the rhetorical, educational, mediated, and intercultural elements of Mexican communication. The review of U.S. studies invites closer examination and is further defined by a detailed analysis of Aztec discourse, communication education in Mexico, and contemporary Mexican address. Of interest to people who want to better understand Mexican communication. Contents: Huei Tlatoani; The Mexican Speaker; U.S. Studies of Mexican Communication; Aztec Discourse; Communication Studies at Mexican Universities; The Final Words of Jose Lopez Portillo; and The Mexican Speaker.
History

The Mexico Reader

Author: Gilbert M. Joseph

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 792

View: 237

A vivid introduction to the varied histories and cultures of contemporary Mexico, told through a series of poems, folk tales, essays, songs, and more, addresses such topics as the nation's uneven modernization, the power of the Roman Catholic church, its turbulent past, and its rich cultural heritage. Simultaneous.