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Based on the most recent archaeological discoveries, this volume offers a balanced interpretation of the complex relationships between Aztec cultural practices, social order, and religious myths and symbols. In addition to examining such topics as the ancient Aztec calendar, commerce, art, and human sacrifice, Carrasco considers the impact and influence Aztec culture continues to have on modern Mexican society. Heavily illustrated, this book also includes a chronology of Central Mexico, a glossary, and a selected bibliography.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872209336
ISBN-10: 0872209334
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - David Carrasco

David Carrasco is L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University. Scott Sessions is Research Associate, Department of Religion, Amherst College.

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