Daily Life Of Aztecs, 2nd Edition

  • David Carrasco
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  • ISBN-10: 0313377456
  • ISBN-13: 9780313377457
  • DDC: 972.018
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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The Aztecs were an amazingly advanced culture, creating beautiful art and architecture, a calendar, and a rich mythology. They were also a culture that practiced ritual human sacrifice to rejuvenate their plants and ensure the continued cycles of the stars, the moon, and the sun. How does one reconcile these seemingly disparate forces?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Chronology of Central Mexico.
2: Cemanahuac: The Land Surrounded by Water.
3: The Worldview of Balance: The Cosmic Tree and the Four Quarters.
4: Mountains of Water: Tenochtitlan and Aztec Communities.
5: Education and the Aztec Life Cycle: From Birth to Death and Beyond.
6: The Social Pyramid: Maintaining your Place and the World.
7: Aztec Aesthetics: Flowers and Songs.
8: Where the Jaguars Roar: Aztec Human Sacrifice as Debt Payment.
9: The Two Tongues: The Aztecs Encounter the Europeans.
10: The Long Event of Aztec Culture.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Authors.