The Aztec World
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Aztec World by Elizabeth M. Brumfiel
Book Description"The Aztec World" is an illustrated survey of the Aztecs based on insightful research by a team of international experts from the United States and Mexico. In addition to traditional subjects like cosmology, religion, human sacrifice and political history, this book covers such contemporary concerns as the environment and agriculture, health and disease, women and social status and urbanism. It also discusses the effects of European conquests on Aztec culture and society, in addition to offering modern perspectives on their civilization.The text is accompanied by colourful illustrations and photos of artefacts from the best collections in Mexico, including those of the Templo Mayor Museum and the National Museum of Anthropology, both in Mexico City, as well as pieces from archaeological sites and virtual reconstructions of lost artwork.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810972780
(279mm x 229mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elizabeth M. Brumfiel
Gender, Households and Society, Paperback (April 2010)
This volume demonstrates how archaeological data viewed through the lens of gender studies can lead researchers to question and reformulate current models of household organization, subsistence and craft production, ritual performance, and the structure of ancient states.
Specialization, Exchange and Complex Societies, Paperback (November 2008)
This book, a comparative study of specialised production in prehistoric societies, examines approaches to specialization and exchange.
Factional Competition and Political Development in the New World, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Elizabeth M. Brumfiel
This volume examines how factional competition in ancient New World societies led to the development of chiefdoms, states and empires.
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Author Biography - Elizabeth M. Brumfiel
Elizabeth M. Brumfiel is a Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Gary M. Feinman is the Curator of Mesoamerican Archaeology at The Field Museum in Chicago.
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