Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec Armies
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Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec Armies by John M.D. Pohl
Book DescriptionDetails the army of Mexico from the collapse of the Classic centres in around 850AD until the arrival of the Spanish armies around 1520, including the Aztecs, Toltecs and their enemies. Between 1000BC and 900AD the peoples of Mexico and Central America developed and shared cultural traits which made them outstanding among the civilizations of the New World from the rise of the Maya cities in the lowland jungles to the highland Mexican capitals of Teotihuacan, Cholula and Monte Alban. This book details the emergence of the new Mexican nation called the Aztec Empire of the Triple Alliance in 1450AD. It examines the people and enemies of this nation which made themselves the most powerful and feared civilization in the Americas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855321595
(250mm x 185mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John M.D. Pohl
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Aztecs and Conquistadores, Hardback (September 2005)
The Spanish conquest of Mexico, was a remarkable military expedition that had a huge impact on the history of the world. Spain aimed to add Mexico to the Spanish Empire, and extract the Aztecs of their riches. This book examines the campaign; and the lives, training and experience of the men on both sides.
Aztec Warrior, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by John M.D. Pohl
A study of the warrior in Aztec society in a time of contrast between civilization and sacrifice, sanctity and savagery. It includes the story of the homicidal Cuachique, the Aztec "berserkers" whose sole role was to hunt the enemy down mercilessly.
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Author Biography - John M.D. Pohl
Dr. John Pohl has conducted numerous archaeological excavations and surveys in Mexico and Central America as well as the Catalan region of southern France. Dr. Pohl is noted for bringing the ancient past to life using a wide variety of innovative skills and techniques ranging from museum exhibitions for Princeton University, the Getty, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to film productions for the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the BBC and Dreamworks. In addition to his work in education through public media, he currently serves as Adjunct Full Professor in the Department of Art History at UCLA.
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