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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publication date August 1, 1993
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780500277201
ISBN-10 0500277206
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 10 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Recounts the Spanish conquest, describes Aztec culture and beliefs, and surveys findings from recent archaeological excavations (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Aztecs have a reputation less as a civilizing force than as the barbaric practitioners of human sacrifice. Yet their achievements are impressive: within 100 years they established the largest empire in Central American history, and at Tenochtitlan actually built a city in a lake. Richard Townsend aims to present a rounded portrait of the Aztecs, reconciling the contradictory aspects of their culture. After considering the Spanish conquest, he charts the rise of the Aztecs from humble nomads to empire builders. He shows how human sacrifice was used as an instrument of terror, but was also believed to ensure fertility of the land and renewal of the seasons. Recent archaeological discoveries are interwoven with studies of monuments, Spanish records and illustrated codices in order to produce a comprehensive history of a remarkable people.

Editions
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Editions for the work The Aztecs
Hardcover
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from Thames & Hudson (July 1, 1992)
9780500021132 | details & prices | 6.50 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Recounts the Spanish conquest, describes Aztec culture and beliefs, and surveys findings from recent archaeological excavations
Paperback
Book cover for 9780500277201 Book cover for 9780500281321 Book cover for 9780500287910
 
3 edition from Thames & Hudson (September 16, 2009)
9780500287910 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Richard Townsend gives the complete history of the Aztec civilization’s rise from humble nomads to empire builders.
Rev sub edition from Thames & Hudson (March 1, 2000)
9780500281321 | details & prices | 232 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $24.95
About: One of the best general guides to the Aztec civilisation.
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With Camilla Fojas | Reprint edition from Thames & Hudson (August 1, 1993)
9780500277201 | details & prices | 6.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains Islands of Empire: Pop Culture and U.s. Power
About: Recounts the Spanish conquest, describes Aztec culture and beliefs, and surveys findings from recent archaeological excavations
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780292756304
 
from Univ of Texas Pr (March 1, 2014)
9780292756304 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $55.00
About: Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media—film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature—with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Univ of Texas Pr (May 1, 2015)
9781477307557 | details & prices | 238 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Camilla Fojas explores a broad range of popular culture media—film, television, journalism, advertisements, travel writing, and literature—with an eye toward how the United States as an empire imagined its own military and economic projects.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Richard F. Townsend | Reprint edition from Thames & Hudson (August 1, 1993); titled "The Aztecs"
9780500277201 | details & prices | 6.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $16.95
This edition also contains The Aztecs
About: Recounts the Spanish conquest, describes Aztec culture and beliefs, and surveys findings from recent archaeological excavations

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