DAILY LIFE OF THE AZTECS BY JACQUES SOUSTELLE PDF

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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Description A vivid account of the fierce, honourable, death-obsessed, profoundly religious Aztecs on the eve of the Spanish conquest. Aug 04, Cj rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The Aztec and Maya Jacquee. Aug 03, Chuck Skorupski added it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jun 02, Erik Orrantia rated it it was amazing.

The Best Books of Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It was interesting to learn about the role of women in their lfie, which was quite impressive, with female priests, festivals, and ceremonies and participation in community rites. Interesting chapter on war and why the Aztecs were overcome by the Spanish invaders.

But devotion to European definitions can hamper deeper understanding and I think Soustelle manages to use them more as examples or analogies to help the reader than as standards for the Mexica to meet.

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The Daily Life of the Aztecs : Jacques Soustelle :

Daily Life of the Aztecs. He made an exhaustive study of the Aztec language, ghe, art and architecture, rituals and beliefs. The meaning of war Casus belli Chivalry. Soustelle uses a few translated poems by classical Nahuatl speakers from the time period leading up to the Spanish conquest. This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [is it okay.

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Felipe Plascencia rated it it was amazing May 10, Click here for details. Gendered Violence, Political Order, and the European Origin and situationExtent and population. I think what stuck out the most was that the warriors wanted to reincarnate into hummingbirds.

Instead, we aztfcs assume that the author is correctly summarizing them. Contents Origin and situationExtent and population.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

Even in the darkest symbolism of their blood-drenched worship they appear as people with whom we can sympathise. As a tool for writing a book, it is fabulous because it is rich with specific detail.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. This approach, with its parallelism between the Americas and the Old World, has its many drawbacks but Soustelle is deft enough to avoid the worst of them.

The Daily Life of the Aztecs

Jun 22, Stine Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: Courier Liff- Social Science – pages. Dec 11, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: A very well-written, informative, and engaging book on the people of all classes of the Aztec Empire. I thought that this was particularly interesting.

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Sep 15, Nacques rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bill bought me this book for Christmas. So much interesting information and great research. Here also are detailed descriptions of public buildings and market places, home furnishings, games and amusements, family life, the conduct of war, the arts of language, music and dancing, and other topics.

A thorough, insightful and engaging introduction to Aztec civilization.

This is exactly the kind of book I love to read about ancient cultures; not so much the politics and general history, but rather a thorough review azteca account of the people there – what they ate, how aztesc dressed, what their houses looked like, their education, literature, family and social life, rituals and religion, the construction of society, the philosophy of their time and their world.

Me sentia en clase de historia leyendolo. Algunos hombres reunidos en sociedad dan origen a algo que los sobrepasa: The cannal systems and social structure was also fascinating to read about. Nov 25, Kwende rated it really liked it.

Scheint ein bischen apologetisch, aber damit kann ich leben.