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The Aztecs

Ines the rise of the Aztec empire He also explores Aztec religion which provided both justification for and alternatives to warfare sacrifice and imperialism and he sheds light on Aztec poetry philosophy painting and especially monumental sculpture and architecture He concludes by looking at how the Aztecs have been portrayed in Western thought art film and literature as well as in Latino culture and ar. Interesting insight into the religion and the history but I would have liked to have had on everyday life Organization is a little difficult to follow

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This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history religious studies and anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture astronomy city planning poetry and philosophy who were also profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and through warfare David Carrasco looks beyond Spanish accou. This book delivers exactly what its title promises a brief introduction on Aztec or rather Mexica history and culture The information here is just enough to whet one s appetite I will def

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Nts that have colored much of the Western narrative to let Aztec voices speak about their origin stories the cosmic significance of their capital city their methods of child rearing and the contributions women made to daily life and the empire Carrasco discusses the arrival of the Spaniards contrasts Aztec mythical traditions about the origins of their city with actual urban life in Mesoamerica and outl. This was a bit of a curate s egg The political history part was very good albeit the part on Cortes is caught up in some contradictions Surprisingly given the author s PhD was on mesoameric


About the Author: Davíd Carrasco

Davíd L Carrasco is currently Neil L Rudenstine Professor of Latin America Studies at Harvard He is a Mexican American academic historian of religion anthropologist and a Mesoamericanist scholar who has published widely on the Aztecs



10 thoughts on “The Aztecs

  1. says:

    This is what the Very Short Introductions are intended to be a short but balanced introduction to the topic with plenty of jumping off points to follow for in depth treatments elsewhere Carrasco does a solid job presentin

  2. says:

    This book delivers exactly what its title promises a brief introduction on Aztec or rather Mexica history and culture The information here is just enough to whet one’s appetite I will definitely look for books on this subject

  3. says:

    I do dearly love these little gems from Oxford University Press In this case I happen to admire the author too having taken one of his classes at Harvard in 2015 Davíd Carrasco is a gifted teacher a warm human being and of course a great expert in this subject I read this book as part of a tear I'm on to read histories of Mexico and particularly of the Mexican American border As expected I learned some thing

  4. says:

    If you always carry a book on you it's surprising how much time you can find to read throughout the day On public transit in ueues or while waiting for friends to arrive you can get through a dozen pages or Oxford's Very Short Introductions are great for this purpose because they're small enough to fit in my pocket and short enough to be digested in bite sized chunksSome interesting facts from The Aztecs that I think

  5. says:

    This was a bit of a curate's egg The political history part was very good albeit the part on Cortes is caught up in some contradictions Surprisingly given the author's PhD was on mesoamerican religion the section on religion and the cosmovision of the Aztecs was a little disappointing This is a notoriously tricky subject but here there was n

  6. says:

    It's slightly irritating that introductions about the Aztecs always end up as historical accounts of the Spanish invasion and take o

  7. says:

    There are a lot of details for a short introduction maybe too many? but overall it's uite readable and interesting I read this partly out of personal interest and partly because I've started teaching a short section on Aztec philosophy in my World Philosophy course and thought I could use a bit historical background It was good on both counts as the Oxford Very Short Introductions tend to beSee also my blog rev

  8. says:

    Ethusiastic short history of the Aztecs Lots of uotes from primary sources Highly readable although the names can get confusing if you're unfamiliar with Aztec history Still if you have to start getting familiar somewhere this seems like a good place to start I enjoyed it

  9. says:

    Interesting insight into the religion and the history but I would have liked to have had on everyday life Organization is a little difficult to follow

  10. says:

    Pretty balanced viewpoint Gives uick summary of Aztec history Discusses the Aztecs as successors of a broader urban civilization which emerged in Mesoamerica According to Paul Kirchhoff geographically it comprised of the southern two thirds of Mexico plus Guatemala Belize El Salvador and parts of Honduras Nicara

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