Item description for Tesoros de las Grandes Civilizaciones: Aztecas (Spanish Edition) by Davide Domenici, Piet Grobler, John Oliver Simon, Rebecca Parfitt, Douglas Fordham, Honey Naylor, Becky Freeman & B. Teissier...
Overview An introduction to the early civilizations of central and northern Mexico discusses the art and culture of peoples from the Olmecs and Teotihuacan to the Toltecs and the Aztecs, including such southwestern groups as the Anasazi.
The Aztecs have long inspired both admiration and repulsion: admiration for their artistic and scientific achievements that include an accurate calendar, advanced agriculture, and sophisticated medicine; repulsion for their brutal rituals of human sacrifice and cannibalism. Exploring the history, politics, religion, economy, and daily life of this warrior culture, this book, with its splendid color photographs, offers a revealing portrait of a powerful society that comprised millions of people and controlled vast areas of Mexico before its spectacular destruction in the 16th century by Spanish invaders.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 11.25" Height: 12.75" Weight: 4.12 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2008
ISBN 9707185406 ISBN13 9789707185401
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More About Davide Domenici, Piet Grobler, John Oliver Simon, Rebecca Parfitt, Douglas Fordham, Honey Naylor, Becky Freeman & B. Teissier
The Italian Davide Domenici graduated cum laude in Modern Writings with a thesis about the history and civilization of pre-Columbian America. He has participated and coordinated numerous academic seminars regarding the ancient people of Mesoamerica and has given classes at the University of Bologna. He has also participated in excavations in Peru, Chile and Mexico.
Davide Domenici has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Bologna, Italy.