The Aztecs

A Very Short Introduction
Author(s): 
Carrasco, David
ISBN: 
9780195379389
Date published: 
January 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£7.99

This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and warfare.