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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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. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

Fascinating review of classic Aztec culture. It was written in the 50s, but seemed to make good critical use of both European and Mexican sources. It is hard to think of any soldure I know wanting to die and return to Earth as a hummingbird.

A thorough research piece, perhaps a bit dated, this book gives great insight into the life and death of the Aztec. Azyecs times, I almost feel like I’m a fly on an Aztec wall seeing how this great civilization lived.

I think what stuck out the most was that the warriors wanted to reincarnate soustflle hummingbirds. I keep going back and forth through this 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 sixteenth century when a powerful government ruled with great organizational ability and restless energy.


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A very well-written, informative, and engaging book on the people of all classes aztecz the Aztec Empire. I learnt that the Aztec society was largely democratic, had no inherited nobility, and a lot of social mobility. Scheint ein bischen apologetisch, aber damit kann ich leben.

But devotion to European definit This book is old but still read–in other words, a classic. It was a very enjoyable book.

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This approach, with its parallelism between the Americas and the Old World, has its many drawbacks but Soustelle is deft enough to avoid the worst of them. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Click here for details. The Mexica require no special pleading for admission to “civilization” if it means urban-dwelling, literate, hierarchical society. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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 thorough 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.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Overall, the reader will learn some new things from this book.

Daily Life of the Aztecs

I had to read this for a history class, and definitely wouldn’t have finished it except that I needed to for school. Here also are detailed descriptions of public buildings and market places, home furnishings, games and amusements, family life, the conduct of war, the arts of language, music and dancing, and other topics.

Designs from Pre-Columbian Mexico. The first two chapters were slighly tame at times, but considering it centers around the main cities of the 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.