The Aztecs were fierce, honorable, death-obsessed, and profoundly religious. A famed scholar evokes the life of this complex culture on the eve of its extinction. Daily Life of the Aztecs (Native American) [Jacques Soustelle] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tireless speech-makers and lovers of. Daily Life of the Aztecs has ratings and 24 reviews. Annie said: Este libro es muchísimo más de lo que promete. No sólo ayuda a entender de manera ve.
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It tries to cover a variety of things through 7 chapters in dealing with things like war, social status, birth, death, marriage ceremony, etc. Product Description Product Details Tireless speech-makers and lovers of verse, the ancient Aztecs were also prodigious record keepers, using a pictographic system to keep records of their history, geography, and rituals.
This book left me saddened at whta was lost and happy about what was improved and gained. Paperbackpages. Instead, we must assume that the author is correctly summarizing them. Jun 02, Erik Jacqies rated it it was amazing. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
Soustelle uses a few translated poems by classical Nahuatl speakers from the time period leading up to the Spanish conquest. 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. Elie rated it liked it Jul 30, This book was very interesting.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fascinating review of classic Aztec culture. I had to read this for a history class, and definitely wouldn’t have finished it except that I needed to for school. I especially liked the poetry.
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. The first two chapters were slighly tame at times, but considering it centers around the main cities of the Aztec Empire; the architecture, the population, it’s origin story, weath and poverty, and the azecs appearance of the cities, it can become tedious if you’re not particularily interested in architecture and standards of living.
A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture. Azteca book is old but still read–in other words, a classic. This product has limited availability outside the US.
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A thorough, insightful and engaging introduction to Aztec civilization. The meaning of war Casus belli Chivalry. Astecs also are detailed descriptions of public buildings and market places, home furnishings, games and amusements, family life, the conduct of war, the arts of language, music and dancing, and aztwcs topics.
Fascinante y muy claro al transportar al lector a esos tiempos y en ese contexto Click here for details. Oshun rated it it was amazing Aug 19, But not human sacrifice.
Daily Life of the Aztecs
Scheint ein bischen apologetisch, aber damit kann ich leben. The Mexica require no special pleading for admission to “civilization” if it means urban-dwelling, literate, hierarchical society.
This book by an international authority on Mexican archaeology and sociology presents a vivid history of that profoundly religious Aztec warrior society — from its days as a primitive people, to the early sixteenth century — when, on the eve of the Spanish conquest, a powerful native government ruled with great organizational ability and restless energy.
I don’t think I will ever stop reading it. He made an exhaustive study of the Aztec language, society, art and architecture, rituals and beliefs.
Aug 04, Cj rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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.
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The Daily Life of the Aztecs
The first two chapters were really dense and dry, but the book improved as I kept reading. Refresh and try again. A highly readable text, accompanied by rare illustrations, describes public buildings and market places, the problems of life in a great city-state, the ruling classes and living standards, religious beliefs, the everyday lives of people dailu from birth to death, and much more.
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Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle
Looking for beautiful books? Nov 25, Kwende rated it really liked ov. A thorough research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life and death of the Aztec. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This can ma Soustelle’s book in Aztec life is very detailed. Mas que novela es un estidio serio y antropologico. Open Preview See a Problem?