|Tác giả||David Carrasco|
|Nhà xuất bản||Oxford University Press|
|Ngày phạt hành||14 Dec 2011|
|Số trang||152 pages|
|Kích thước||109.22 x 170.18 x 10.16mm|
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This Very Short Introduction employs the disciplines of history, religious studies, & anthropology as it illuminates the complexities of Aztec life. Readers meet a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, đô thị planning, poetry, & philosophy, who were also profoundly committed khổng lồ cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife & through warfare. David Carrasco looks beyond Spanish accounts that have colored much of the Western narrative sầu 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 lớn daily life và the empire. Carrasco discusses the arrival of the Spaniards, contrasts Aztec mythical traditions about the origins of their thành phố with actual urban life in Mesoamerica, và outlines the rise of the Aztec empire. He also explores Aztec religion, which provided both justification for and alternatives to lớn warfare, sacrifice, & imperialism, & 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, và literature as well as in Latino culture và arts. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective sầu, new ideas, và enthusiasm lớn make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Chapter 1: The City of Tenochtitlan: Center of The Aztec World ; Chapter 2: Aztec Foundations: Aztlan, Cities, Peoples ; Chapter 3: Aztec Expansion through Conquest & Trade ; Chapter 4: Cosmovision & Human Sacrifice ; Chapter 5: Women & Children: Weavers of Life và Precious Necklaces ; Chapter 6: Word Play, Philosophy, Sculpture ; Chapter 7: The Fall of the Aztecs ; Chapter 8: The Return of the Aztecs ; References ; Further Reading ; Index
David Carrasteo is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University. For his scholarship in Mesoamerican religions và his work on Mexican American culture he received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle.