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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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I have to say it did make me wonder if part of the reason drugs are so strongly condemned in society today and alcohol so accepted is because of these being from other non-European cultures.

Algunos hombres reunidos en sociedad dan origen a algo que los sobrepasa: Origin and situationExtent and population. The only time this trend is broken is near the end of the book in which Mr. Scheint ein bischen apologetisch, azttecs damit kann ich leben.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

I thought that this was particularly interesting. About Jacques Soustelle Jacques Soustelle was born in Montpellier in and attained fame both as a scholar and a politician.

At times, I almost feel like I’m a fly on an Aztec wall seeing how this great civilization lived.

It was also interesting to learn about bg Aztecs jacquez towards alcohol, which was strongly condemned; nobles could be put to death for appearing drunk in public. A famed scholar evokes the life of this complex culture on the eve of its extinction, when the Spanish arrived and conquered them–imprisoning Jacqus and strangling Atahualpa.

In it, the thr takes the reader through activities of the different social classes in some detail. Amazing in scope and detail, this volume will be invaluable to students of Mexican history and of interest to anyone fascinated by this ancient civilization.


Oddly the Aztec justice system was depended on your position in society, so that if you were higher up you faced much stricter punishments. As a tool for writing a book, it is fabulous because it is rich with specific detail. Soustelle uses a few translated poems by classical Nahuatl speakers from the time period leading up to the Spanish conquest. It was interesting to learn about the jcques of women in their religion, which was quite impressive, with female priests, festivals, and ceremonies and participation in community rites.

Daily Life of the Aztecs. The Classic Codex of I have to say I learned so much, and found it fascinating. Yucatan Before and After the Conquest. See 1 question about Daily Life of the Aztecs…. 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 dressed, what their houses looked like, their atzecs, literature, family and social life, dwily and religion, the construction of society, the philosophy of their time and their world.

A highly readable text, accompanied by rare illustrations, describes public buildings and market places, the problems of life in a great city-state, the ruling classes and living standards, religious beliefs, the everyday lives of people – from birth to death, and much more. However, the chapters after the first two are highly engaging and well-written.

I hate to sound like ,ife 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.


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Even in the darkest symbolism of their blood-drenched worship they appear as people with whom we can sympathise. Daily LifeDaily Life Series.

Many of these accounts were destroyed after the Spanish conquest; but fortunately, a few survived, including records kept by the invaders. This book by an Trivia About Daily Life of the Tireless speech-makers and lovers of verse, the ancient Aztecs used a pictographic system to keep records of their history, geography, and rituals.

But I thought it was very good. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book was very interesting. Account Options Sign in. But newer books will shed more light on this subject. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A thorough, insightful and engaging introduction to Aztec civilization. A thorough research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life and death of the Aztec. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Felipe Plascencia rated it it was amazing May 10, What this book does not do, however, is directly cite many primary or secondary sources that are listed in the bibliography.

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