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Hirmer Verlag
01 February 2020
History of Art & Design Styles; History; History of the Americas; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500
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 This volume presents the wealth of this culture with spectacular, sometimes unpublished finds: rare feathered shields, impressive stone sculptures, precious mosaic masks and goldwork as well as brilliantly coloured illustrated manuscripts bring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.
Edited by:   Inés de Castro, Doris Kurella
Imprint:   Hirmer Verlag
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   1.770kg
ISBN:   9783777433783
ISBN 10:   3777433780
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   01 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ines de Castro is an ethnologist and director of the Linden Museum Stuttgart in Germany. Doris Kurella is the deputy director of the ethnological Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Her most recent work is Kulturen und Bauwerke des Alten Peru. Martin Berger is curator of Middle- and South America at the National Museum of Worldcultures in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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