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The gruesome Aztec practice of mass human sacrifice horrified Cortes when he entered Tenochticlan in 1519. Yet these bloodthirsty warriors also created a refined society, monumental architecture, powerful sculpture, magnificently illustrated codices, fine goldwork and brilliant feathered costumes. How did these contradictory aspects co-exist in one people? The richly illustrated text is supplemented by contemporary documents including evidence on Aztec myths, social organization, trade, the arts, human sacrifice, the conquest, the continuation of Aztec religion after Christianity and the fate of the Indian population today.
|Publication date:||21st September 1992|
|Author:||Serge Gruzinski, Paul Bahn|
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||History of the Americas, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500,|
Serge Gruzinski was a French historian of Latin America. Paul Bahn is co-author of Thames & Hudson's bestselling Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, and author of Images of the Ice Age, widely regarded as the standard introduction to cave art.More About Serge Gruzinski, Paul Bahn