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Aztec Century by Christopher Evans

Title Aztec Century
Author Christopher Evans
Publisher Gollancz
Release Date 1994
Category
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0575057122
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Britain has fallen to the technological might of the Aztec Empire whose armies have rampaged across the globe. Now, for the first time in a millennium, the British are a subject race. Inevitably there is resistance - and among those determined to fight the invaders is Princess Catherine, elder daughter of the British monarch. But she is torn between her patriotism and her growing involvement, political and personal, with the Aztecs - and with one Aztec in particular. Then her sister is arrested and exiled for her part in an alleged terrorist attack - and Catherine finds herself walking a perilous tightrope... Sweeping from occupied Britain to the horrors of the Russian front and the savage splendour of the imperial capital in Mexico, "Aztec Century" is a magnificent novel of war, politics, intrigue and romance, set in a world that is both familiar - and terrifyingly alien. Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1993

Aztec Century by Christopher Evans

Title Aztec Century
Author Christopher Evans
Publisher Gateway
Release Date 2013-06-24
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780575102552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Britain has fallen to the technological might of the Aztec Empire whose armies have rampaged across the globe. Now, for the first time in a millennium, the British are a subject race. Inevitably there is resistance - and among those determined to fight the invaders is Princess Catherine, elder daughter of the British monarch. But she is torn between her patriotism and her growing involvement, political and personal, with the Aztecs - and with one Aztec in particular. Then her sister is arrested and exiled for her part in an alleged terrorist attack - and Catherine finds herself walking a perilous tightrope... Sweeping from occupied Britain to the horrors of the Russian front and the savage splendour of the imperial capital in Mexico, Aztec Century is a magnificent novel of war, politics, intrigue and romance, set in a world that is both familiar - and terrifyingly alien. Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1993

Fifth Sun by Camilla Townsend

Title Fifth Sun
Author Camilla Townsend
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2019
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780190673062
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fifth Sun offers a comprehensive history of the Aztecs, spanning the period before conquest to a century after the conquest, based on rarely-used Nahuatl-language sources written by the indigenous people.

Descendants Of Aztec Pictography by Elizabeth Hill Boone

Title Descendants of Aztec Pictography
Author Elizabeth Hill Boone
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date 2021-01-12
Category Art
Total Pages 264
ISBN 1477321675
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the aftermath of the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest of Mexico, Spanish friars and authorities partnered with indigenous rulers and savants to gather detailed information on Aztec history, religious beliefs, and culture. The pictorial books they created served the Spanish as aids to evangelization and governance, but their content came from the native intellectuals, painters, and writers who helped to create them. Examining the nine major surviving texts, preeminent Latin American art historian Elizabeth Hill Boone explores how indigenous artists and writers documented their ancestral culture. Analyzing the texts as one distinct corpus, Boone shows how they combined European and indigenous traditions of documentation and considers questions of motive, authorship, and audience. For Spanish authorities, she shows, the books revealed Aztec ideology and practice, while for the indigenous community, they preserved venerated ways of pictorial expression as well as rhetorical and linguistic features of ancient discourses. The first comparative analysis of these encyclopedias, Descendants of Aztec Pictography analyzes how the painted compilations embraced artistic traditions from both sides of the Atlantic.

Title The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan the Life of Mexico City
Author Barbara E. Mundy
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date 2015-07-15
Category Art
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780292766587
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, was, in its era, one of the largest cities in the world. Built on an island in the middle of a shallow lake, its population numbered perhaps 150,000, with another 350,000 people in the urban network clustered around the lake shores. In 1521, at the height of Tenochtitlan's power, which extended over much of Central Mexico, Hernando Cortés and his followers conquered the city. Cortés boasted to King Charles V of Spain that Tenochtitlan was "destroyed and razed to the ground." But was it? Drawing on period representations of the city in sculptures, texts, and maps, The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City builds a convincing case that this global capital remained, through the sixteenth century, very much an Amerindian city. Barbara E. Mundy foregrounds the role the city's indigenous peoples, the Nahua, played in shaping Mexico City through the construction of permanent architecture and engagement in ceremonial actions. She demonstrates that the Aztec ruling elites, who retained power even after the conquest, were instrumental in building and then rebuilding the city. Mundy shows how the Nahua entered into mutually advantageous alliances with the Franciscans to maintain the city's sacred nodes. She also focuses on the practical and symbolic role of the city's extraordinary waterworks—the product of a massive ecological manipulation begun in the fifteenth century—to reveal how the Nahua struggled to maintain control of water resources in early Mexico City.

Title DK Eyewitness Books Aztec Inca Maya
Author DK
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2011-08-15
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 72
ISBN 9780756689520
Language English, Spanish, and French
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DK Eyewitness: Aztec, Inca, and Maya is a spectacular and informative guide to the rise and fall of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, who built vast empires and left behind a legacy of mystery and wonder. Amazing color photographs offer your child a unique "eyewitness" view of these incredible civilizations. Show your child how jewelry was made, and learn what kind of food the Aztecs ate, how the Incas built their homes, and how the Mayan calendar worked. They'll also discover the secrets of the Inca stonemasons, the rites of passage every warrior had to face, and ceremonies for human sacrifice.

Bulletin by Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden

Title Bulletin
Author Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1971
Category Botanical gardens
Total Pages 86
ISBN CORNELL:31924000714604
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mortal Remains by Christopher Evans

Title Mortal Remains
Author Christopher Evans
Publisher Gateway
Release Date 2013-10-31
Category Fiction
Total Pages 319
ISBN 9780575102507
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Solar System is ours. Biotechnology has provided the Settled Worlds with a riot of habitable environments; sentient craft ply the routes between the planets; the souls of the dead live on in the Noosphere, a psychic Net where they can be contacted by the living. Paradise? Not quite - and when a strange womb is recovered from a living spaceship crashed on Mars it swiftly becomes the focus of intrigue and murder as the Settled Worlds begin to disintegrate under the strain of a vicious interplanetary war between two rival factions.

Dreamtime Ice Tower by Christopher Evans

Title Dreamtime Ice Tower
Author Christopher Evans
Publisher Gateway
Release Date 2011-09-29
Category Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780575102491
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rhys Morgan and Jack Dawson are the last two boys on the school bus. It's the same everyday. But today will be different. Coming down the hill towards Wellthorpe, through a heavy snow laden day, the bus careers out of control and crashes. Into a river and a different world. A world where crows talk. The world of the Icetower and its dark owner. A world where Rhys and Jack must find the strength to be heroes. In Dreamtime, you have to look before you leap. So, do you dare step over the Threshold?

Aztec And Maya Myths by Karl Taube

Title Aztec and Maya Myths
Author Karl Taube
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date 1993
Category Social Science
Total Pages 80
ISBN 029278130X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The myths of the Aztec and Maya derive from a shared Mesoamerican cultural tradition. This is very much a living tradition, and many of the motifs and gods mentioned in early sources are still evoked in the lore of contemporary Mexico and Guatemala. Professor Taube discusses the different sources for Aztec and Maya myths. The Aztec empire began less than 200 years before the Spanish conquest, and our knowledge of their mythology derives primarily from native colonial documents and manuscripts commissioned by the Spanish. The Maya mythology is far older, and our knowledge of it comes mainly from native manuscripts of the Classic period, over 600 years before the Spanish conquest. Drawing on these sources as well as nineteenth- and twentieth-century excavations and research, including the interpretation of the codices and the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing, the author discusses, among other things, the Popol Vuh myths of the Maya, the flood myth of Northern Yucatan, and the Aztec creation myths.

Title Aztec Sorcerers in Seventeenth Century Mexico
Author Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón
Publisher State University of New York at Albany
Release Date 1982
Category Aztec mythology
Total Pages 329
ISBN PSU:000008356147
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aztec Philosophy by James Maffie

Title Aztec Philosophy
Author James Maffie
Publisher University Press of Colorado
Release Date 2014-03-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781607322238
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In Aztec Philosophy, James Maffie shows the Aztecs advanced a highly sophisticated and internally coherent systematic philosophy worthy of consideration alongside other philosophies from around the world. Bringing together the fields of comparative world philosophy and Mesoamerican studies, Maffie excavates the distinctly philosophical aspects of Aztec thought. Aztec Philosophy focuses on the ways Aztec metaphysics—the Aztecs’ understanding of the nature, structure and constitution of reality—underpinned Aztec thinking about wisdom, ethics, politics,\ and aesthetics, and served as a backdrop for Aztec religious practices as well as everyday activities such as weaving, farming, and warfare. Aztec metaphysicians conceived reality and cosmos as a grand, ongoing process of weaving—theirs was a world in motion. Drawing upon linguistic, ethnohistorical, archaeological, historical, and contemporary ethnographic evidence, Maffie argues that Aztec metaphysics maintained a processive, transformational, and non-hierarchical view of reality, time, and existence along with a pantheistic theology. Aztec Philosophy will be of great interest to Mesoamericanists, philosophers, religionists, folklorists, and Latin Americanists as well as students of indigenous philosophy, religion, and art of the Americas.

The Work Of Bernardino De Sahagun by José Jorge Klor de Alva

Title The Work of Bernardino de Sahagun
Author José Jorge Klor de Alva
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date 1988
Category History
Total Pages 372
ISBN UVA:X001398129
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ancient Aztec Technology by Emily Mahoney

Title Ancient Aztec Technology
Author Emily Mahoney
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release Date 2016-07-16
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781499419269
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Technology is guiding force in all civilizations. Readers discover the role technology played in ancient Aztec life through text designed to reflect essential social studies curriculum topics. Accessible text introduces readers to the technology used by ancient Aztecs, helping them make their own comparisons to the technology available to us today. Colorful photographs and historical images bring readers into the world of the ancient Aztec people. Primary sources are also included to enhance readers’ learning experience. What did the Aztec people use to make their tools and weapons? Readers will have fun finding out!

Flora Of The Voynich Codex by Arthur O. Tucker

Title Flora of the Voynich Codex
Author Arthur O. Tucker
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-09-06
Category Science
Total Pages 353
ISBN 9783030193775
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Voynich Codex is one the most fascinating and bizarre manuscripts in the world. The manuscript (potentially equivalent to 232 pages), or more properly a codex, consists of many foldout pages. It has been divided by previous researchers into sections known as Herbal/Botanical/Pharmacology; Balenological/Biological; Cosmology; one page known as The Rosette; and a final Recipe section. All the sections contain text in an unknown writing system, yet to be deciphered. Cryptological analyses by modern computer programs nevertheless have determined that the language is real and not a hoax, as has been suggested by some. Despite the fact that this codex is largely an herbal, the interpreters of this manuscript with two exceptions, have not been botanists. To this end, our recent research suggests that the Voynich is a 16th century codex associated with indigenous Indians of Nueva España educated in schools established by the Spanish. This is a breakthrough in Voynich studies. We are convinced that the Voynich codex is a document produced by Aztec descendants that has been unfiltered through Spanish editors. The flora of New Spain is vast, and the medicinal and culinary herbs used by the Aztecs were equally as copious. Even though it is our hypothesis that the Voynch Codex was written as a private herbal in 16th century New Spain, many of these herbs have relevance today because they or closely related species have been noted to be medicinal or have culinary value. The Voynich Codex has an estimated 359 illustration of plants (phytomorphs), 131 in the Herbal Section (large images) and 228 in the Pharmaceutical Section (small images of plant parts). In our book “Unraveling of the Voynich Codex”, to be published by Springer this summer, Tucker and Janick have partially identified species in the Herbal Section. In this proposed work, all of the plants of the Herbal Section will be identified along with those plants of the Pharmacology Section where identification is feasible. Each plant identification will include subdivisions to include descriptors (formal botanical identification), names in English, Spanish, and Mesoamerican names where known, ecology and range, and properties (medicinal and culinary) of these and related species. Photographs of the phytomorphs and contemporary plants will be included. These identifications represent hard evidence that the Voynich Codex is a 16th Century Mexican manuscript. Exploring the herbs of the Aztecs through the Voynich Codex will be a seminal work for all Voynich researchers and also of interest to a wider audience in medicinal and culinary herbs, artists, and historians. In summary, our new book project Flora of the Voynich Codex will provide a photo-illustrated guide to complete the botanical evidence related to the Voynich Codex, one of the most valuable historic texts of the 16th century.

The Aztec Calendar Handbook by Randall C. Jiménez

Title The Aztec Calendar Handbook
Author Randall C. Jiménez
Publisher Aztec Calendar Handbook
Release Date 2001
Category Education
Total Pages 102
ISBN 0966116313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New Book Bridges Ancient Wisdom with Modern Technology! The ancient wisdom ascribed is found behind the creation of a 500-year-old artifact, the Aztec Calendar. To the Natives it was Teoilhuicatl Apaluaztli Ollin Tonal Machiotl meaning the Great and Venerable Mechanism of the Universe. Dr. Randall C. Jimenez, a former San Jose State University educator, and Richard B. Graeber, an engineering documentation specialist, have collaborated to create the first Technical Manual for the Aztec Calendar ever produced. [Note: The Aztec name was given to the Mechican Indians (ch as in chevron; sometimes spelled Mexican) by the writer W. H. Prescott in the early 19th century.] The Aztec Calendar Handbook, involving thousands of man-hours of effort to create, takes a blueprint style approach to a Historical Reference primer. Illustrated with over 150 technical drawings showing enlargement details, cut-away views, and computer-generated art, this new guidebook has been called the "ultimate" Aztec Calendar reference treatise. Distilled from over 240 sources and quoting direct eyewitnesses from the 1500's, it further includes a glossary of over 230 native words. This attractive book is made with parchment paper and has a leather-grained cover, making it resemble an ancient manuscript.The research for writing the Aztec Calendar Handbook was assisted by custom software to convert Native date designators into our modern calendar dating system. In this way, a researcher is able to convert and track the dates of events from surviving native history books, known as codices. Mountains of information could be processed more efficiently and accurately when correlating indigenous dates. Inversely, a Julian date can also be converted into the Mayan long-count system. It is then possible for the Mechican calendar-labeling scheme to be transposed over the count to generate a person's Aztec tonallo or spiritual name from their birth date. According to Native tradition, our current long-count cycle will be complete on the winter solstice 2012. A long-count cycle, credited to the Olmec/-Maya, is 5125 years and started in the year 3113BC. No one is really sure what will happen when the cycle ends, but the material in this book offers a solid foundation for figuring it out. By looking at myths, legends & history with an Aztec's perception of God, this new Manual provides needed answers to some important questions. Would you like to know about how and when the Maya influenced the design of the Aztec Calendar? Have you ever seen the Hopi version of the Plumed Serpent? Would you like to put the last 12,000 years into perspective? If so, then your library needs the Aztec Calendar Handbook. You will find yourself referring to it over and over again. No stone has been left unturned.

The Aztec Image Of Self And Society by Miguel León Portilla

Title The Aztec Image of Self and Society
Author Miguel León Portilla
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992
Category History
Total Pages 248
ISBN UVA:X002102805
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tlacaelel Remembered by Susan Schroeder

Title Tlacaelel Remembered
Author Susan Schroeder
Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date 2016-11-16
Category History
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9780806157658
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The enigmatic and powerful Tlacaelel (1398–1487), wrote annalist Chimalpahin, was “the beginning and origin” of the Mexica monarchy in fifteenth-century Mesoamerica. Brother of the first Moteuczoma, Tlacaelel would become “the most powerful, feared, and esteemed man of all that the world had seen up to that time.” But this outsize figure of Aztec history has also long been shrouded in mystery. In Tlacaelel Remembered, the first biography of the Mexica nobleman, Susan Schroeder searches out the truth about his life and legacy. A century after Tlacaelel’s death, in the wake of the conquistadors, Spaniards and natives recorded the customs, histories, and language of the Nahua, or Aztec, people. Three of these chroniclers—fray Diego Durán, don Hernando Alvarado Tezozomoc, and especially don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin—wrote of Tlacaelel. But the inaccessibility of Chimalpahin’s annals has meant that for centuries of Aztec history, Tlacaelel has appeared, if at all, as a myth. Working from Chimalpahin’s newly available writings and exploring connections and variances in other source materials, Schroeder draws the clearest possible portrait of Tlacaelel, revealing him as the architect of the Aztec empire’s political power and its military might—a politician on par with Machiavelli. As the advisor to five Mexica rulers, Tlacaelel shaped the organization of the Mexica state and broadened the reach of its empire—feats typically accomplished with the spread of warfare, human sacrifice, and cannibalism. In the annals, he is considered the “second king” to the rulers who built the empire, and is given the title “Cihuacoatl,” used for the office of president and judge. As Schroeder traces Tlacaelel through the annals, she also examines how his story was transmitted and transformed in later histories. The resulting work is the most complete and comprehensive account ever given of this significant figure in Mesoamerican history.

Tlacaxipeualiztli by Johanna Broda de Casas

Title Tlacaxipeualiztli
Author Johanna Broda de Casas
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1970
Category Aztecs
Total Pages 77
ISBN OCLC:1166793800
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Ancient Culture of the Aztec Empire
Author Jim Hollingsworth
Publisher Covenant Books, Inc.
Release Date 2021-04-13
Category History
Total Pages 380
ISBN 9781636306803
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aztec Culture It was a culture like no other in North America. Where other tribes were nomadic the Aztec built cities of thousands and suburbs with a large agriculture. They had beautiful gardens with plants from all over their world. Mexico was a city like no other: paved streets, stone buildings, and large pyramids with temples on top. It had a zoo and an aviary with many birds. It had tanks with both fresh and saltwater for fish. But it had no wagons and no beasts of burden. Montezuma had subjected most all of the towns around, many with several thousand Indians. In the end, this proved to be his undoing as these tribes, after losing in battle, quickly made league with the Spanish conquerors. Yet for all their science their religion was totally barbaric. They believed their god, a white man, would one day return, which left them open to the Spanish conqueror. Then, they offered human sacrifices and even cannibalism, a horrible practice. They were a proud people, in the end refusing to give up until many were dead from starvation. The most advanced civilization in North America ultimately fell to the sword of the Spanish and the Conquest.