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Aztec Designs Coloring Book. It was interesting to learn about the role of women in their religion, which was quite impressive, with female priests, festivals, and ceremonies and participation in community rites.
Many of these accounts were destroyed after the Spanish conquest; but fortunately, a few survived, including pife kept by the invaders. Anyone read both and have any thoughts? The first history in French I read for sheer pleasure, during a resort vacation on Turkey’s Turquoise coast.
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Fascinante y muy claro al transportar al lector a esos tiempos y en ese contexto It is sometimes melancholy to think that the beautiful city of Tenochtitlan was a pristine, orderly and an architectuall gem that was leveled in favor of a dirty European city.
He made an exhaustive study of the Aztec language, society, art and architecture, rituals and beliefs. The first two chapters were really dense and dry, but the book improved as I kept reading. In it, the author takes the reader through activities of the different pf classes in some detail.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Designs from Pre-Columbian Mexico. This can ma Soustelle’s book in Aztec life is very detailed. Felipe Plascencia rated it it was amazing May 10, Yucatan Before and After the Conquest. Want to Read saving…. A famed scholar evokes the life of this complex culture on the eve of its extinction, when the Spanish arrived and conquered them–imprisoning Montezuma and strangling Atahualpa.
And I find it especially interesting when reading about the people of ancient Mexico because their ways of life, the culture, and philosophy is so vastly different from the European civilisations of the time, and even now. About Jacques Soustelle Jacques Soustelle was born in Montpellier in and attained fame both as a scholar and a politician. He died in Account Options Sign in. Jun 22, Stine Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: It was also interesting to learn about the Aztecs attitude towards alcohol, which was strongly condemned; nobles could be put to death for appearing drunk in public.
See 1 question about Daily Life of the Aztecs…. My only regret is that it didn’t say more about the roles of women in their society. It was interesting to learn about the r Bill bought me azttecs book for Christmas. Trexler Limited preview – Jan 11, Carolyn rated it it was ok Shelves: Brenda rated it really liked it May 18, Courier Corporation- Social Science – pages.
I especially liked the poetry. Liffe bought me this book for Christmas. But not human sacrifice. I keep going back and forth through this book. Very interested to compare this to Warwick Bray’s Everyday Life of the Aztecs, which is wonderful but utterly lacking daiy citations. Origin and situationExtent and population. Th A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture. May 02, Violet rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Daily Life of the Aztecs.
The Daily Life of the Aztecs
This book by an international authority on Mexican archeology and sociology presents a vivid account of that profoundly religious Aztec warrior society – from its days as a primitive people, to the early sixteenth century when a powerful government ruled with great organizational ability and restless energy.
What this book does not do, however, is directly cite many primary or secondary sources axtecs are listed in the bibliography. Fascinating review of classic Aztec culture.
Amazing in scope and detail, this jacquea will be invaluable to students of Mexican history and of interest to anyone fascinated by this ancient civilization.
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Muy util para el que sienta la necesidad de reencontrarse con sus raices prehispanicas. It was written in the 50s, but seemed to make good critical use of both European and Mexican sources. At times, I almost feel like I’m a fly on an Aztec wall seeing how this great civilization lived.
Trivia About Daily Life of the 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 Director of the most famous ethnological museum in the world, the Musee de l’Homme.
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