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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. This book left me saddened at whta was lost and happy about what was improved and gained. This book is old but still read–in other words, a classic.

Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle

Stuart Pike rated it liked it Feb 19, Book ratings by Goodreads. Jul 23, Sam rated it liked it Shelves: A famed scholar evokes the life of this complex culture on the eve of its extinction, when the Spanish arrived and conquered them–imprisoning Montezuma and strangling Atahualpa.

Yucatan Before and After the Conquest. Origin and situationExtent and population.

The Daily Life of the Aztecs

No eBook available Amazon. Jun 22, Stine Kristin rated it really liked it Shelves: However, the chapters after the first two are highly engaging and well-written. Me sentia en clase de historia leyendolo. It was interesting to learn about the r Bill bought me this book for Christmas. Algunos hombres reunidos en sociedad dan origen a algo que los sobrepasa: This approach, with its parallelism between the Americas and the Old World, has its many drawbacks but Soustelle is deft enough to soushelle the jacqufs of them.


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. A thorough research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life and death of the Aztec. The first history jacues French I read for sheer pleasure, during a resort vacation on Turkey’s Turquoise coast.

Other books in the series. Everyday Life of the North American Indian. The Mexica require no special pleading for admission to “civilization” if it means urban-dwelling, literate, hierarchical society.

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May 02, Violet rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I especially liked the poetry. Selected pages Title Page.

It tries to cover a variety of things lfie 7 chapters in dealing with things like war, social status, birth, death, marriage ceremony, etc. Open Preview See a Problem?

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I don’t think I will ever stop reading it. I have to say I learned so much, and found it fascinating. It is hard to think of any soldure I know wanting to die and return to Earth as a hummingbird. Th A very good, in-depth, and orderly account of the Aztec civilisation and culture.

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

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Daily Life of the Aztecs

As a tool for writing a book, it is fabulous because it is rich with specific detail. It was also interesting daliy learn about the Aztecs attitude towards alcohol, which was strongly condemned; nobles could be put to death for appearing drunk in public. Wow, I learned so much from this book!

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