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Handbook to life in the Aztec world / Manuel Aguilar-Moreno.

Book Book (c2006.)
Description: xxiii, 440 p. : ill. maps ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts on File, c2006.
0 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
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  • ISBN: 0816056730 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780816056736 (acid-free paper)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references(p. 407-417) and index.
Contents: Guide to pronunciation and spelling of Nahuatl terms -- 1. Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archaeology -- The area of Mesoamerica -- The people of Mesoamerica -- Brief history of Aztec archaeology -- Main historical primary sources about the Aztec -- Reading -- 2. Evolution of Aztec civilization -- Origins and the great migration -- Mexica-Aztec history -- Reading -- 3. Geography of the Aztec world -- The concept of sacred landscape -- The Valley of Mexico : the land, the lake and natural resources -- The island city of Tenochtitlan -- City-states and neighboring peoples -- Linguistic history and distribution of Nahua peoples -- Reading -- 4. Society and government -- Social structure and class hierarchy -- Tlatoani -- Cihuacoatl -- Priests -- Tecuhtli -- Calpulli -- Household -- Reading -- 5. Warfare -- Training -- Military ranks and orders -- Military intelligence -- Women and war -- Uniforms and weapons -- Battle tactics and strategies -- Principal Aztec military campaigns -- Tribute -- Flower wars -- Reading -- 6. Religion, cosmology, and mythology -- Structure of the universe -- Main myths -- The Aztec gods -- Rituals -- Ritual human sacrifice -- Reading -- 7. Funerary beliefs and customs -- Creation myths and concepts about death -- Funerary places of destination -- Burials and creation -- Souls -- Human sacrifice -- Reading --
8. Aztec art -- Aztec artists and craftsmen -- Monumental stone sculpture -- Terra-cotta sculpture -- Ceramics -- Wood art -- Feather work -- Lapidary arts -- Gold work -- Reading -- 9. Aztec architecture -- Symbolism -- Types of architecture -- Building materials and techniques -- The precinct of Tenochtitlan -- Other cities -- Reading -- 10. Nahuatl literature -- Tlacuilos and their techniques -- Codices -- Pictographic-phonetic writing -- Poetry and narrative -- Reading -- 11. The calendar, astronomy, and mathematics -- The calendar system -- Conception of the universe -- Astronomy -- Mathematics -- Reading -- 12. Economy, industry, and trade -- Modes of production -- Agriculture and Chinampas -- Use of water in the Valley of Mexico -- Food sources -- Laborers and artisans -- The marketplace -- Transportation -- Long-distance trade -- The Pochtecah -- Tribute -- Reading -- 13. Daily life -- Family -- Women -- Education -- Shamanism and medicine -- Games -- Personal appearance and attire -- Royal court life -- Food and drink -- Music and dance -- Reading -- 14. The Aztec after the conquest and today -- The conquest of Mexico -- Colonial Mexico : the process of transculturation -- Tequitqui art -- Mexico and its Mestizo identity -- The Indians of Central Mexico today -- Reading -- Main museums containing Aztec collections -- Aztec poems.

Citation:

Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel. "Handbook to life in the Aztec world." New York, NY : Facts on File, 2006.

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