The Aztecs were fierce, honorable, death-obsessed, and profoundly religious. A famed scholar evokes the life of this complex culture on the eve of its extinction. Daily Life of the Aztecs (Native American) [Jacques Soustelle] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tireless speech-makers and lovers of. Daily Life of the Aztecs has ratings and 24 reviews. Annie said: Este libro es muchísimo más de lo que promete. No sólo ayuda a entender de manera ve.

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He died in Muy util para el que sienta la necesidad de reencontrarse con sus raices prehispanicas. The cannal systems and social structure was also fascinating to read about. I hate to sound like the People’s Front of Judea, but I’m getting really bored of the Romans now when every book I pick up about the Roman Empire is all about the politics and general view of the time.

Daily Life of the Aztecs By: A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture. Helen Andrews rated it it was amazing Jun 21, I think what stuck out the most was that the warriors wanted to reincarnate into hummingbirds.


This book is old but still read–in other words, a classic.

Jun 02, Erik Orrantia rated it it was amazing. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I keep going back and forth through this book. It was a very enjoyable book. A if research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life and death of the Aztec.

About Jacques Soustelle Jacques Soustelle was born in Montpellier in and attained fame both as a scholar and a politician. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Soustelle’s book in Aztec life is very detailed. Este libro esta muy completo, relata de manera entretenida y amena la vida del mexica antes de la conquista.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The first two chapters were really dense and dry, but the book improved as I kept reading.

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It is a stunning achievement on its own. The Mexica require no special pleading for admission to “civilization” if it means urban-dwelling, literate, hierarchical society. But I thought it was very good. Interesting chapter on war and why the Aztecs were overcome by the Spanish invaders.


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The Daily Life of the Aztecs. It is hard to think of any soldure I know wanting to die and return to Earth as a hummingbird. Goodreads is the world’s largest azfecs for readers with over 50 million reviews.

In it, the author takes the reader through activities of the different social classes in some detail. Selected pages Title Page. My only regret is that it didn’t say more about the roles of women in their lie.

Instead, we must assume that the author is correctly summarizing them. Daily Life 5 books. Many of these accounts were destroyed soustellee the Spanish conquest; but fortunately, a few survived, including records kept by the invaders.

Mas que novela es un estidio serio y antropologico. Soustelle uses a few translated poems by classical Nahuatl speakers from the time period leading up to the Spanish conquest.