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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The Daily Life of the Aztecs : Jacques Soustelle :

Tireless speech-makers and lovers of verse, the ancient Aztecs dailj a pictographic system to keep records of their history, geography, and rituals. Nov 25, Kwende rated it really liked it. It was a very enjoyable book. This book by an international authority on Mexican archeology and sociology presents a vivid account of that profoundly religious Aztec warrior society – from its days as a primitive people, to the early jacaues century when a powerful government ruled with great organizational ability and restless energy.

Elie rated it liked it Jul 30, But I thought it was very good.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

The first two chapters were slighly tame at times, but considering it centers around the main cities of jacwues 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. A thorough research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life and death of the Aztec.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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. This can make reading the book a bit tiresome for some readers.

The first history in French I read for sheer pleasure, during a resort vacation on Turkey’s Lif coast.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He 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. Algunos hombres reunidos en sociedad dan origen a algo que los sobrepasa: Fascinante y muy claro al transportar al lector a esos tiempos y en ese contexto I keep going back and forth through this book.

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This book was very interesting. Sokstelle, the chapters after the first two are highly engaging and well-written. The meaning of war Casus belli Chivalry. Daily Life of the Aztecs By: But devotion to European definit This book is old but still read–in other words, a classic.

Very interested to compare this to Warwick Bray’s Everyday Life of the Aztecs, which is wonderful but utterly lacking in citations.

The Daily Life of the Aztecs

Felipe Plascencia rated it it was amazing May 10, And I find it especially interesting when reading about the people of ancient Mexico because their ways of life, the culture, and philosophy is so vastly different from the European civilisations of the time, and even now.

It tries to cover a variety of things through 7 chapters in dealing with things like war, social status, birth, death, aztfcs ceremony, etc.

Dec 11, Mel rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is exactly the kind of book I love to read about ancient cultures; not so much the politics and general history, but rather a jacqurs review and account of the people there – what they ate, how they dressed, what their houses looked like, their education, literature, family and social life, rituals and religion, the construction of society, the philosophy of their time and their world.


A thorough, insightful and engaging introduction to Aztec civilization.

This book is old but still read–in other words, a classic. Mas que novela es un estidio serio y antropologico.

I don’t think I will ever stop reading it. I have to say I learned so much, and found it fascinating.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

Book ratings by Goodreads. A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture. It was interesting to learn about the role of women in their religion, which was quite impressive, with female priests, festivals, and ceremonies and participation in community rites. The Mexica require no special pleading for admission to “civilization” if it means urban-dwelling, literate, hierarchical society. Return to Book Page. Soustelle uses a few translated poems by classical Nahuatl speakers from the time period leading up to the Spanish conquest.

I have to say it did make me wonder if part of the reason drugs are so strongly condemned in society today and alcohol so accepted is because of these being from other non-European cultures.

Este libro esta muy completo, relata de manera entretenida y amena la vida del mexica antes de la conquista. Aztevs for beautiful books?