The Aztecs (Ancient Peoples and Places) (Paperback)

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Richard Townsend gives the complete history of the Aztec civilization’s rise from humble nomads to empire builders.

Within a hundred years, the Aztecs established the largest empire in Mesoamerican history, and at Tenochtitlan built a vast, shimmering city in a lake, a Venice of the New World. The book ends with a dramatic narrative of the Spanish conquest, as seen from the Aztec viewpoint.

About the Author

Richard F. Townsend, a noted expert on pre-Columbian culture, is Curator of the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has conducted extensive research at Aztec sites.

Praise For…

Black-and-white and a handful of color photographs illustrate this excellent reference, thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds and particularly recommended for public and college library collections.
— Midwest Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780500287910
ISBN-10: 0500287910
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: September 16th, 2009
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Ancient Peoples and Places