Aztecs: An Interpretation (Canto Classics) (Paperback)

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In 1521, the city of Tenochtitlan, magnificent centre of the Aztec empire, fell to the Spaniards and their Indian allies. Inga Clendinnen's account of the Aztecs recreates the culture of that city in its last unthreatened years. It provides a vividly dramatic analysis of Aztec ceremony as performance art, binding the key experiences and concerns of social existence in the late imperial city to the mannered violence of their ritual killings.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781107693562
ISBN-10: 110769356X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: July 28th, 2014
Pages: 574
Language: English
Series: Canto Classics