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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Designs from Pre-Columbian Mexico. Books by Jacques Soustelle. It was written in the 50s, but seemed jacqies make good critical use of both European and Mexican sources. Overall, the reader will learn some new things from this book. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It tries to cover a variety of things through 7 chapters in dealing with things like war, social status, birth, death, marriage ceremony, etc.

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Click here for details. A very well-written, informative, and engaging book liffe the people of all classes of the Aztec Empire. About Jacques Soustelle Jacques Soustelle was born in Montpellier in and attained fame both as a scholar and a politician. 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 and account of the people there – what they ate, how they soudtelle, 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.


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Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle

I had to read this for a history class, and definitely wouldn’t have finished it except that I needed to for school. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. However, the chapters after the first two are highly engaging and well-written. It is sometimes melancholy to think that the beautiful city of Tenochtitlan was a pristine, orderly and an architectuall gem that was leveled in favor of a dirty European city.

It is hard to think of any soldure I know wanting soutelle die and return to Earth as a hummingbird. At times, I almost feel like I’m a fly on an Aztec wall seeing how this great civilization lived.

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Oddly the Aztec justice system was depended on your position in society, so that if you were wztecs up you faced much stricter punishments. This can make reading the book a bit tiresome for some readers.


Nov soustslle, Kwende rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. But devotion to European definit This book is old but still read–in other words, a classic. A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture.

Description A vivid account of the fierce, honourable, death-obsessed, profoundly religious Aztecs on the eve of the Spanish conquest. Contents Origin and situationExtent and population.

The Best Books of eaily Refresh and try again. Sep 15, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Me sentia en clase de historia leyendolo. Amazing in scope and detail, this work will be invaluable to students of Mexican history and of interest to anyone fascinated by this ancient civilization.

He made an exhaustive study of the Aztec language, society, art and architecture, rituals and beliefs. But not human sacrifice. Many of these accounts were destroyed after the Spanish conquest; but fortunately, a few survived, including those kept by the invaders.

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