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Author Berdan, Frances, author
Title Aztec archaeology and ethnohistory / Frances F. Berdan, California State University, San Bernardino
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  F1219.73 B486 2014    AVAILABLE    30530001192012
 人文社會聯圖  F1219.73 .B463 2014    AVAILABLE    30600020108370
Descript xx, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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Series Cambridge world archaeology
Note "This book provides an up-to-date synthesis of Aztec culture, applying interdisciplinary approaches (archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography) to reconstructing the complex and enigmatic civilization. Frances F. Berdan offers a balanced assessment of complementary and sometimes contradictory sources in unravelling the ancient way of life. The book provides a cohesive view of the Aztecs and their empire, emphasizing the diversity and complexity of social, economic, political and religious roles played by the many kinds of people we call 'Aztecs'. Concluding with three integrative case studies, the book examines the stresses, dynamics and anchors of Aztec culture and society"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I. Setting the Stage. 1. Discovering, uncovering, and interpreting the Aztec world -- 2. The Aztecs as Mesoamericans -- Part II. Aztec Society and Culture. 3. Living on the land -- 4. Craft specialization, commerce, and trade -- 5. City-states and imperial rule -- 6. Living as an Aztec: social status and daily life -- 7. Religion, science, and the arts -- 8. The Aztec world: an integrated view
Subject Aztecs -- Historiography
Aztecs -- Social life and customs
Aztecs -- Antiquities
Ethnohistory -- Mexico
Mexico -- Antiquities
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology. bisacsh
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