Aztec CivilizationBook - 2010
Between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, the Aztec civilization flourished as a leader of Mesoamerica. A sophisticated military tradition, a well developed agricultural system, and architectural innovation ensured the its growth as an empire until, in 1521, the Spanish invasion, led by conquistador Hernan Cortes, devastated the entire region. This informative edition gives readers an insight into the birth and downfall of one of Central America's greatest civilizations. Chapters discuss the society, myths, and beliefs of the Aztec people, the complexity of their weapons and warfare, and the survival of Aztec elements in later Mexican culture.
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Lucent Books, c2010
Branch Call Number: 972 NAR 2010 22
Characteristics: 104 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm