Handbook to Life in the Aztec World
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Handbook to Life in the Aztec World


  • Author : Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780195330830

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Handbook to Life in the Aztec World Book Description :
Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of scholars working throughout the region. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World gathers the results from recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single accessible volume. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in the Aztec world: Mesoamerican civilizations...

When Montezuma Met Cortes

When Montezuma Met Cortes


  • Author : Matthew Restall
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780062427281

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When Montezuma Met Cortes Book Description :
A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the Americas On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan. This introduction—the prelude to the Spanish seizure of Mexico City and to European colonization of the mainland of the Americas—has long been the symbol of Cortés’s bold and brilliant military genius. Montezuma, on the other hand, is remembered as a coward who gave away a vast empire and touched off a wave of colonial invasions across the hemisphere. But is this really what happened? In a departure from traditional tellings, When Mo...

Moctezuma s Children

Moctezuma s Children


  • Author : Donald E. Chipman
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780292782648

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Moctezuma s Children Book Description :
Though the Aztec Empire fell to Spain in 1521, three principal heirs of the last emperor, Moctezuma II, survived the conquest and were later acknowledged by the Spanish victors as reyes naturales (natural kings or monarchs) who possessed certain inalienable rights as Indian royalty. For their part, the descendants of Moctezuma II used Spanish law and customs to maintain and enhance their status throughout the colonial period, achieving titles of knighthood and nobility in Mexico and Spain. So respected were they that a Moctezuma descendant by marriage became Viceroy of New Spain (colonial Mexico's highest governmental office) in 1696. This authoritative history follows the fortunes of the principal heirs of Moctezuma II across nearly two centuries. D...

The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
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The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo


  • Author : Davíd Carrasco
  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780826342881

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The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo Book Description :
The History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo, a new abridgement of Diaz del Castillo's classic Historia verdadera de la conquista de Nueva España, offers a unique contribution to our understanding of the political and religious forces that drove the great cultural encounter between Spain and the Americas known as the "conquest of Mexico." Besides containing important passages, scenes, and events excluded from other abridgements, this edition includes eight useful interpretive essays that address indigenous religions and cultural practices, sexuality during the early colonial period, the roles of women in indigenous cultures, and analysis of the political and economic purposes behind Diaz del Castillo's narrative. A series of ...

The Peasants of Languedoc
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The Peasants of Languedoc


  • Author : Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0252006356

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The Peasants of Languedoc Book Description :
Combines historical, geographical, demographic, sociological, economic, and cultural studies to investigate the effects of population growth, land ownership systems, and food production patterns on the sixteenthand seventeenth-century development of the French peasant society...

Dialogue with Europe  Dialogue with the Past

Dialogue with Europe Dialogue with the Past


  • Author : Justyna Olko
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 1607328321

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Dialogue with Europe Dialogue with the Past Book Description :
Dialogue with Europe, Dialogue with the Past is a critical, annotated anthology of indigenous-authored texts, including the Nahua, Quechua, and Spanish originals, through which native peoples and Spaniards were able to convey their own perspectives on Spanish colonial order. It is the first volume to bring together native testimonies from two different areas of Spanish expansion in the Americas to examine comparatively these geographically and culturally distant realities of indigenous elites in the colonial period. In each chapter a particular document is transcribed exactly as it appears in the original manuscript or colonial printed document, with the editor placing it in historical context and considering the degree of European influence. These t...

Daily Life of the Aztecs
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Daily Life of the Aztecs


  • Author : David Carrasco
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0313295581

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Daily Life of the Aztecs Book Description :
Experience and explore the often controversial lives of the ancient Aztecs through this comprehensive social history of their culture....

Idols Behind Altars

Idols Behind Altars


  • Author : Anita Brenner
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Art
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780486145754

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Idols Behind Altars Book Description :
Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations....

Victors and Vanquished

Victors and Vanquished


  • Author : Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release Date : 2000-11-15
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0312393555

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Victors and Vanquished Book Description :
In 1519 Hernán Cortés and a small band of Spanish conquistadors overthrew the mighty Mexican empire of the Aztecs. Using excerpts primarily drawn from Bernal Diaz's 1632 account of the Spanish victory and testimonies — many recently uncovered — of indigenous Nahua survivors, Victors and Vanquished clearly demonstrates how personal interests, class and ethnic biases, and political considerations influenced the interpretation of momentous events. A substantial introduction is followed by 9 chronological sections that illuminate the major events and personalities in this powerful historical episode and reveal the changing attitudes toward European expansionism. The volume includes a broad array of visual images and maps, a glossary of Spanish and ...

Empire of the Aztecs
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Empire of the Aztecs


  • Author : Barbara A. Somervill
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781604131499

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Empire of the Aztecs Book Description :
"Empire of the Aztecs" opens with a summary of the rise and fall of the empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. The second half of this book explores the daily lives of the Aztec people, focusing on their social customs, religious practices, family and community structure, and cultural accomplishments....

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity


  • Author : Dinah Shelton
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 0028659929

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Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity Book Description :
Traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending these crimes. It also covers propaganda, sociological and philosophical explanations, literature and film....

The Book of Cthulhu 2
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The Book of Cthulhu 2


  • Author : Ross Lockhart
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781597804356

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The Book of Cthulhu 2 Book Description :
Last year, Night Shade Books unleashed The Book of Cthulhu onto an unsuspecting world. Critically acclaimed as “the ultimate Cthulhu anthology” and “a ‘must read’ for fans of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos,” The Book of Cthulhu went where no collection of mythos tales had gone before: to the very edge of madness… and beyond. For nearly a century, H. P. Lovecraft’s tales of malevolent Great Old Ones existing beyond the dimensions of this world, beyond the borders of sanity, have captured and held the imaginations of writers and aficionados of the dark, the macabre, the fantastic, and the horrible. Now, because you demanded more, anthologist Ross E. Lockhart has risked all to dive back into the Cthulhu canon, combing through mind-shatteri...

A Soldier in Every Son

A Soldier in Every Son


  • Author : Luis Mario Moncada
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-22
  • Genre: Drama
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781849436199

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A Soldier in Every Son Book Description :
Late 14th century in the Valley of Mexico and a small, unknown tribe called the Aztecs propel themselves from nomadic mercenaries to rulers of a great empire. Passion, power and intrigue play out in this epic political thriller which charts the history of an ancient civilisation. Spanning a century and based on true events chronicled in the Aztec codices, A Soldier In Every Son – The Rise of the Aztecs is closely inspired by Shakespeare’s history plays. A Compañía Nacional de Teatro de México/Royal Shakespeare Company co-production. Originally commissioned for the World Shakespeare Festival which is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company for London 2012 Festival....

The Betrayal of Montezuma

The Betrayal of Montezuma


  • Author : Bernal Diaz
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 1996-03
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0146001818

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From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers

From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers


  • Author : Allan Kulikoff
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780807860786

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From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers Book Description :
With this book, Allan Kulikoff offers a sweeping new interpretation of the origins and development of the small farm economy in Britain's mainland American colonies. Examining the lives of farmers and their families, he tells the story of immigration to the colonies, traces patterns of settlement, analyzes the growth of markets, and assesses the impact of the Revolution on small farm society. Beginning with the dispossession of the peasantry in early modern England, Kulikoff follows the immigrants across the Atlantic to explore how they reacted to a hostile new environment and its Indian inhabitants. He discusses how colonists secured land, built farms, and bequeathed those farms to their children. Emphasizing commodity markets in early America, Kuli...

Integrated Microelectronic Devices

Integrated Microelectronic Devices


  • Author : J. A. Del Alamo
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Release Date : 2017-01-20
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
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  • ISBN 10 : 0134670906

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Integrated Microelectronic Devices Book Description :
A modern take on microelectronic device engineering Microelectronics is a 50-year-old engineering discipline still undergoing rapid evolution and societal adoption. Integrated Microelectronic Devices: Physics and Modeling fills the need for a rigorous description of semiconductor device physics that is relevant to modern nanoelectronics. The central goal is to present the fundamentals of semiconductor device operation with relevance to modern integrated microelectronics. Emphasis is devoted to frequency response, layout, geometrical effects, parasitic issues and modeling in integrated microelectronics devices (transistors and diodes). In addition to this focus, the concepts learned here are highly applicable in other device contexts. This text is sui...

Historia de la Conquista de M  xico

Historia de la Conquista de M xico


  • Author : James Lockhart
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 0520078756

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Historia de la Conquista de M xico Book Description :
Historians are concerned today that the Spaniards' early accounts of their first experiences with the Indians in the Americas should be balanced with accounts from the Indian perspective. We People Here reflects that concern, bringing together important and revealing documents written in the Nahuatl language in sixteenth-century Mexico. James Lockhart's superior translation combines contemporary English with the most up-to-date, nuanced understanding of Nahuatl grammar and meaning. The foremost Nahuatl conquest account is Book Twelve of the Florentine Codex. In this monumental work, Fray Bernardino de Sahag�n commissioned Nahuas to collect and record in their own language accounts of the conquest of Mexico; he then added a parallel Spanish account ...

Victors and Vanquished

Victors and Vanquished


  • Author : Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 1319094856

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