The Daily Life of the Aztecs
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 336 pages|
|Other Information: ||39 B/W Photo\Illu(s),2 Map(s)|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 14 February 2002|
A vivid account of the fierce, honourable, death-obsessed, profoundly religious Aztecs on the eve of the Spanish conquest. Even in the darkest symbolism of their blood-drenched worship they appear as people with whom we can sympathise.
About the Author
Jacques Soustelle was born in Montpellier in 1912 and attained fame both as a scholar and a politician. He made an exhaustive study of the Aztec language, society, art and architecture, rituals and beliefs. Following his retirement from active politics at the time of the first Algerian revolt, he returned to Paris to reassume a position he had held since 1937-Director of the most famous ethnological museum in the world, the Musee de l'Homme. He died in 1990.
"It is, without question, the most brilliant, the clearest and most readable portrayal of Aztec life available in any language" OBSERVER Part of the Phoenix Press Daily Life Series - a unique collection of books about everyday life in the world's greatest civilizations.
|Publisher: ||Weidenfeld & Nicolson History|
|Dimensions: ||21.84 x 14.17 x 2.74 centimetres (0.48 kg)|