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Aztecs: Conquest and Glory

Aztecs: Conquest and Glory
 

Drawing on exclusive access to the cultural treasures of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), this accessible, colorful book tells of the complexity, richness, splendor, and mystery of the Aztec civilization. The book reflects the latest archaeological ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780987668837
Barcode 9780987668837
Published 20 September 2013 by Te Papa Press
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jimson, Kerry
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ISBN-13 9780987668837
ISBN-10 0987668838
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 20 September 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Jimson, Kerry
Category Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
American History
Social & Cultural History
Indigenous Peoples
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 104
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 270mm
Weight 426g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 972.018
Catalogue Code 410220

Description of this Book

Drawing on exclusive access to the cultural treasures of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), this accessible, colorful book tells of the complexity, richness, splendor, and mystery of the Aztec civilization. The book reflects the latest archaeological knowledge about the Mexican people and provides exclusive interviews with a range of international experts on Mexican life and culture. Included in the book are more than 200 color reproductions of treasures from the national museums of Mexico, archival documents, iconic codices featuring pictograms of Aztec writing, and rare archaeological images from the temples--particularly the Templo Mayor where human sacrifices were made less than 500 years ago. The story of the Aztecs is fascinating, dramatic, and ultimately tragic--from its mythic origins, rituals, and ways of life to its tragic conquest--and this visually stunning resource reflects the profound heritage of Aztec culture and its continuing importance at the heart of Mexican life today.

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Author's Bio

Kerry Jimson, a writer at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, is multi-talented, his work has included writing for the very successful TV series Shark in the Park. Kerry is a regular commentator and blogger.

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