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Published: 14 December 2011

152 Pages | 10 b/w halftones

ISBN: 9780195379389

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The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

David Carrasco

Very Short Introductions

  • A concise introduction to Aztec history, culture, and religious practice
  • New insights into the meaning and practice of ritual human sacrifice
  • Shifts perspective from Spanish sources to Aztec archaeology and codices
  • Draws directly on the most recent archaeological discoveries in Mexico City
  • Places the rise of the Aztecs in a deeper historical transformation of the rise of the first cities of the Americas.