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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A thorough research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life and death of the Aztec. The cannal systems and social structure was also fascinating to read about. Oddly the Aztec justice system was depended on your position in society, so that if you were higher up you faced much stricter punishments.

It was written in the 50s, but seemed to make good critical use of both European and Mexican sources. This book jacqeus me saddened at whta was lost and happy about what was improved and gained.

Interesting chapter on war and why the Aztecs were overcome by the Spanish invaders. About Jacques Soustelle Jacques Soustelle was born in Montpellier in and attained fame both as a scholar and a politician. Oshun rated it it was amazing Aug 19, To ask other readers questions about Daily Life of the Aztecsplease sign up.

Tye this book does not do, however, is directly cite many primary or secondary sources that are listed in the bibliography. A highly readable text, accompanied by rare illustrations, describes public buildings and market places, the problems of life in a great city-state, the ruling classes and living standards, religious beliefs, the everyday lives of people – from birth to death, and much more.


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Following his retirement from active politics at the time of the first Algerian revolt, he returned to Paris to reassume a position he had held since Director of the most famous ethnological museum in the world, the Souatelle de l’Homme.

The first history in French I read for sheer pleasure, during a resort vacation on Turkey’s Turquoise coast. I thought that this was particularly interesting.

Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle

This book is old but still read–in other words, a classic. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions It is sometimes melancholy to think that the beautiful city of Tenochtitlan was a pristine, orderly and an architectuall gem that was leveled in favor of a dirty European city. Published May 1st by Phoenix first published The first two chapters were slighly tame at times, but considering it centers around the main cities of the Aztec Empire; the 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.

And I find it especially interesting when reading about the people of doustelle Mexico because their ways of life, the culture, and philosophy lifr so vastly different from the European civilisations of the time, and even now. Muy util para el que sienta la necesidad de reencontrarse con sus raices prehispanicas. Yucatan Before and After the Conquest. My library Help Advanced Book Search. But devotion to Soustelel definit This book is old but still read–in other words, aztfcs classic. Open Preview See a Problem?

Daily Life of the Aztecs

The only time this trend is broken is near the end of the book in which Mr. Very interested to compare this to Warwick Bray’s Everyday Life of the Aztecs, which is wonderful but utterly lacking in daipy. A thorough, insightful and engaging introduction to Aztec civilization. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of daiky Jan 19, Miguel Lozano rated it it was amazing. 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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My only regret is that it didn’t say more about the roles of women in their society. Refresh and try again.

The Daily Life of the Aztecs

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads daioy you keep track of books you want to read. Amazing in scope and detail, this volume will be invaluable to students of Mexican history and of interest to anyone fascinated by this ancient civilization. Looking for beautiful books? Trexler Limited preview – Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Th A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture.

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. Tje also almost never mentions teotl or ometeotl – central to the dualistic pantheistic thought that was the underlying core of this society as well as many other mesoamerican societites.

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