Title Aztecs: An Interpretation
Book Condition Good
Publisher Cambridge University Press 1992
0521446953 / 9780521446952
Seller ID ALIBRIS.0015989
0521446953 Good. No dust jacket as issued. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior, academic library markings Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade.
Inga Clendinnen creates a vivid and dramatic picture of life in the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, once the nerve centre of the Aztec tribute empire. She explores the worlds of Aztec women, of priests and of warriors, in an extraordinary recreation of everyday life in the city. Contrasting the beauty and sophistication of Aztec culture with the savagery of human sacrifice, she attempts to explain the philosophy, rituals, and social structures that underpinned this remarkable empire.