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    Aztecs / edited by Doris Kurella, Martin Berger and Inés de Castro in cooperation with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), Mexico.
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    Stuttgart : Linden-Museum ; Vienna : Weltmuseum Wien ; Leiden : Museum Volkenkunde ; Munchen : Hirmer, [2020]
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  • Aztec art -- Exhibitions.
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  • Aztecs -- Antiquities -- Exhibitions.
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  • Aztecs -- History -- Exhibitions.
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    9783777433783 hardcover
    3777433780 hardcover
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    357 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 28 cm
    Contents: 
    Forewords -- Words of welcome / Winfried Kretschmann -- Words of welcome / Alejandra Frausto Guerrero -- Preface and acknowledgements / Inés de Castro -- Introduction -- Introduction / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma -- Meso-America / Ivonne Athie Islas -- The sources -- The sources / Martin Berger -- The archaeology of Tenochtitlan / Leonardo López Luján -- Mexican Codices: an introduction / Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez -- The written sources on the Aztec culture and the Spanish conquest / Feliz Hinz -- The political economy -- The political economy in the Basin of Mexico / Doris Kurella -- Geography, ecology, cultivated plants and nutritional crops / Ehrentraud bayer -- Mexica-Aztec society and government / Manuel Aguilar-Moreno -- Markets, merchants and tribute in the Aztec Empire / Frances F. Berdan -- Tenochtitlan -- The migration of the Mexica and the founding of the Tenochtitlan / Martin Berger -- Tenochtitlan: Layout, planning and urban life / Barbara E. Mundy -- The Aztec palace / Susan Toby Evans -- Aztec rule and insignia / Justyna Olko -- Toltecayotl, the Aztec artisans / Ludo Snijders -- Three works of ancient Mexican feather art in Vienna / Gerard van Bussel -- Xolotl or Quetzalcoatl? / Inés de Castro -- Two Aztec feathered shields from the Württemberg art room / Inés de Castro -- The sacred precinct -- The sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan / Leonardo López Luján -- The foundational myths of the Aztecs / Guilhem Olivier -- The 260-day calendar / Araceli Rojas Martínez Gracida -- The Templo Mayor / Leonardo López Luján -- The house of eagles / Leonardo López Luján -- The Huei Tzompantli, the ball court and the Temple of Ehecatl Quetzalcoatl: a trilogy of recent discoveries / Raúl Barrera Rodríguez -- Sacrifice in ancient Mexico / Maarten E.R.G.N. Jansen and Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez -- Bioarchaeology at the sacred precinct of Tenochtitlan / Ximena Chávez Balderas -- Nican tiistoque! ("Here we are!") / Raul Macuil Martínez -- Catalogue -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- List of authors -- Colophon.
    Summary: 
    Five hundred years ago, the landing of Hernan Cortes in Mexico marked the end of the Aztec Empire. This volume presents the wealth of this culture with spectacular, sometimes unpublished finds: rare feathered shields, impressive stone sculptures, precious mosaic masks and goldwork as well as brilliantly coloured illustrated manuscripts bring the world of the Aztecs to life. The publication provides comprehensive insight into the fascinating history of the Aztec Empire and takes into account the latest results of research and archaeology. Renowned experts tell of the political, societal and economic structures, of cultural achievements such as the complex calendar system and the Aztec language, and of religious rites. Precious objects from the magnificent furnishings of the palace of Emperor Moctezuma and the main temple Templo Mayor, including recently discovered sacrificial offerings that have never previously been exhibited, bear witness to the high standards of Aztec art and craftsmanship. (Publisher)
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    Title page includes note: "Grosse landes-ausstellung '19 ; Baden-Württemberg."
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