The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction - Carrasco, David (Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of Latin America, Neil
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This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and warfare.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and warfare.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Seitenzahl: 138
  • Erscheinungstermin: Dezember 2011
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 174mm x 113mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 138g
  • ISBN-13: 9780195379389
  • ISBN-10: 0195379381
  • Artikelnr.: 34153667
Autorenporträt
David Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University. For his scholarship in Mesoamerican religions and his work on Mexican American culture he received the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle.