By David Carrasco
This Very brief Introduction employs the disciplines of background, spiritual experiences, and anthropology because it illuminates the complexities of Aztec existence. Readers meet a humans hugely expert in sculpture, astronomy, urban making plans, poetry, and philosophy, who have been additionally profoundly dedicated to cosmic regeneration during the thrust of the ceremonial knife and during war. Davíd Carrasco seems past Spanish bills that experience coloured a lot of the Western narrative to allow Aztec voices discuss their starting place tales, the cosmic value in their capital urban, their tools of kid rearing, and the contributions girls made to everyday life and the empire. Carrasco discusses the coming of the Spaniards, contrasts Aztec legendary traditions concerning the origins in their urban with genuine city existence in Mesoamerica, and descriptions the increase of the Aztec empire. He additionally explores Aztec faith, which supplied either justification for and possible choices to conflict, sacrifice, and imperialism, and he sheds gentle on Aztec poetry, philosophy, portray, and particularly enormous sculpture and structure. He concludes through taking a look at how the Aztecs were portrayed in Western concept, artwork, movie, and literature in addition to in Latino tradition and arts.
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Principe SCOTLAND Rab Houston SEXUALITY Véronique Mottier SHAKESPEARE Germaine Greer SIKHISM Eleanor Nesbitt SLEEP Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY John Monaghan and Peter simply SOCIALISM Michael Newman SOCIOLOGY Steve Bruce SOCRATES C. C. W. Taylor THE SOVIET UNION Stephen Lovell THE SPANISH CIVIL conflict Helen Graham SPANISH LITERATURE Jo Labanyi SPINOZA Roger Scruton records David J. Hand STUART BRITAIN John Morrill SUPERCONDUCTIVITY Stephen Blundell TERRORISM Charles Townshend THEOLOGY David F. Ford THOMAS AQUINAS Fergus Kerr TOCQUEVILLE Harvey C. Mansfield TRAGEDY Adrian Poole THE TUDORS John man TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN Kenneth O. Morgan THE UNITED international locations Jussi M. Hanhimäki THE U. S. CONGRESS Donald A. Ritchie UTOPIANISM Lyman Tower Sargent THE VIKINGS Julian Richards VIRUSES Dorothy H. Crawford WITCHCRAFT Malcolm Gaskill WITTGENSTEIN A. C. Grayling international track Philip Bohlman the realm alternate association Amrita Narlikar WRITING AND SCRIPT Andrew Robinson on hand quickly: movie Michael wooden MAGIC Owen Davies THE CONQUISTADORS Matthew Restall and Felipe Fern´ndez-Armesto chinese language LITERATURE Sabina Knight ITALIAN LITERATURE Peter Hainsworth and David Robey for additional information stopover at our website www. oup. com/vsi/ Davíd Carrasco THE AZTECS a truly brief advent Oxford college Press, Inc. , publishes works that extra Oxford University’s goal of excellence in examine, scholarship, and schooling. Oxford manhattan Auckland Cape city Dar es Salaam Hong Kong Karachi Kuala Lumpur Madrid Melbourne Mexico urban Nairobi New Delhi Shanghai Taipei Toronto With places of work in Argentina Austria Brazil Chile Czech Republic France Greece Guatemala Hungary Italy Japan Poland Portugal Singapore South Korea Switzerland Thailand Turkey Ukraine Vietnam Copyright © 2012 via Davíd Carrasco released through Oxford college Press, Inc. 198 Madison road, big apple, long island 10016 www. oup. com Oxford is a registered trademark of Oxford college Press All rights reserved. No a part of this e-book could be reproduced, kept in a retrieval method, or transmitted, in any shape or in any respect, digital, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or differently, with out the previous permission of Oxford college Press. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication information Carrasco, Davíd. The Aztecs: a truly brief introduction/Davíd Carrasco. p. cm. — (Very brief introductions) comprises bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-19-537938-9 (pbk. ) 1. Aztecs. I. name. F1219. seventy three. C354 2011 972—dc23 2011025597 1 three five 7 nine eight 6 four 2 published in nice Britain via Ashford color Press Ltd. , Gosport, Hants. on acid-free paper To the archaeologists who excavate the nice Aztec Temple and to Friedrich Katz, who first taught me approximately Aztec civilization Contents record of illustrations Preface 1 town of Tenochtitlan: middle of the Aztec international 2 Aztec foundations: Aztlan, towns, peoples three Aztec enlargement via conquest and alternate four Cosmovision and human sacrifice five girls and kids: weavers of lifestyles and priceless necklaces 6 Wordplay, philosophy, sculpture 7 the autumn of the Aztec empire eight The go back of the Aztecs References additional examining Index record of illustrations 1 Engraved map of Tenochtitlan Praeclara Ferdinandi Cortesii de Nova Maris Oceani Hispania Narratio (Nuremberg, 1524) 2 Chicomoztoc (Place of 7 Caves) Atlas de Durán, from the 1880 Jules Desportes lithograph facsimile variation three Map of the Basin of Mexico, ca.