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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Soustell is azfecs 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 education, literature, iacques and social life, rituals and religion, the construction of society, the philosophy of their time and their world. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

I hate to sound like the 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Interesting chapter on war and why the Aztecs were overcome by the Spanish invaders.

The Daily Life of the Aztecs

Me sentia en clase de historia leyendolo. I want the ordinary, common life of the people. What this book does not do, however, is directly cite many primary or secondary sources that are listed in the bibliography.

Product Description Product Details Tireless speech-makers and lovers of verse, the ancient Aztecs were also prodigious record keepers, using a pictographic system to keep records of their history, geography, and rituals. Este libro esta muy completo, relata de manera entretenida y amena la vida del mexica antes de la conquista.


It was written in the 50s, but seemed to make good critical lie of both European and Mexican sources.

Want to Read saving…. But devotion to European definitions can hamper deeper understanding and I think Soustelle manages to use them more as examples or analogies to help the reader than as standards for the Mexica to meet. He died in Soustelle’s book in Aztec life is very detailed. In it, the author takes the reader through activities of the different social classes in some detail. The meaning of war Casus belli Chivalry.

Paperbackpages. Even in the darkest symbolism of their blood-drenched worship they appear as people with whom we can sympathise. Oshun rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Contents Origin and situationExtent and population. Fascinante y muy claro al transportar al lector a esos tiempos y en ese contexto Oddly the Aztec justice system was soustellf on your position in society, so that if you were higher up you faced much stricter punishments. The first two chapters were slighly tame at times, but considering it centers around the main cities of the Aztec Empire; jaqcues architecture, the population, it’s origin story, weath and poverty, and the general appearance of the cities, it can become tedious if you’re not particularily interested in architecture and standards of living.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Daily Life of the Aztecs. It was a very enjoyable book. Refresh and try again. I had to read this for a history class, and definitely wouldn’t have finished it except that I needed to for school.

Gendered Violence, Political Order, and the European Overall, the reader will learn some new things from this book. Selected pages Title Page. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Many of these accounts were destroyed after the Spanish conquest; but fortunately, a few survived, including those kept by the invaders.

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A very well-written, informative, and engaging book on the people of all classes of the Aztec Empire. Amazing in scope and detail, this ,ife will be invaluable to students of Mexican history and of interest to anyone fascinated by this ancient civilization.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Published May 1st by Phoenix first published Th A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture. He made an exhaustive study of the Aztec language, society, art and architecture, rituals and beliefs.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

Jul 23, Sam rated it sousteole it Shelves: But I thought it was very good. Brenda rated it really liked it May 18, A highly readable text, accompanied by rare illustrations, describes public buildings and market places, the problems of life in a great city-state, the lfe classes and living standards, religious beliefs, the everyday lives of people – from birth to death, and much more.

Account Options Sign in. Jan 19, Miguel Lozano rated it it was amazing. It tries to cover a variety of things through 7 chapters in dealing with things like war, social status, birth, death, marriage ceremony, etc.

However, the chapters after the first two are highly engaging and well-written. This book was very interesting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My only regret is that it didn’t say more about the roles of soystelle in their society.