The Aztecs

Lost Civilizations

Frances F. Berdan

The Aztecs

Frances F. Berdan

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208 pages | 40 color plates, 20 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9781789143607 Will Publish June 2021 For sale in North and South America only
In this rich and surprising book, Frances F. Berdan shines fresh light on the enigmatic ancient Aztecs. She casts her net wide, covering topics as diverse as ethnicity, empire-building, palace life, etiquette, origin myths, and human sacrifice. While the Aztecs are often described as “stone age,” their achievements were remarkable. They constructed lofty temples and produced fine arts in precious stones, gold, and shimmering feathers. They crafted beautiful poetry and studied the sciences. They had schools and libraries, entrepreneurs and money, and a bewildering array of deities and dramatic ceremonies. Based on the latest research and lavishly illustrated, this book reveals the Aztecs to have created a civilization of sophistication and finesse.
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