What do we know about the Aztecs?

by Joanna Defrates

Publisher: P. Bedrick Books in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 45 Downloads: 700
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  • Aztecs -- Juvenile literature,
  • Indians of Mexico -- Juvenile literature

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An illustrated introduction to the history, religion, customs, and eventual fate of the Aztecs.

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StatementJoanna Defrates.
GenreJuvenile literature
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23261347M
ISBN 100872263576

  You have probably heard about the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans, but what do you really know about them? This ancient history book holds some answers. It has information about these ancient civilizations that your child will surely find interesting. In addition, there are pictures to make information much more appealing. Secure a copy : Speedy Publishing LLC. Life for the typical person living in the Aztec Empire was hard work. As in many ancient societies the rich were able to live luxurious lives, but the common people had to work very hard. Family Life The family structure was important to the Aztecs. The husband generally worked on a job outside of the home as a farmer, warrior, or craftsman.   35 Interesting Facts About Aztecs. Did you know that the downfall of the Aztec empire meant the collapse of the last Mesoamerican native civilization, and this is just one of the many interesting facts about these cruel yet fascinating people? Now, we offer you to learn more about their religion, culture, history, and weird customs and traditions/10().   As Americans, we only know this kind of behavior to be that of fiction or stories, but acts of sacrifice were a very real thing in ancient times. There were many different civilizations in ancient times that would use the act of sacrifice, but the Aztecs were by far the most extreme case.

  For the Aztecs, human sacrifice fulfilled multiple purposes, both at the religious and socio-political level. They considered themselves the “elected” people, the people of the Sun who had been chosen by the gods to feed them and by doing so were responsible for the continuity of the world. On the other hand, as the Mexica became the most powerful group in Mesoamerica, human sacrifice Author: Nicoletta Maestri. The Aztecs and Mexico City: 14th century: The Aztecs are a tribe, according to their own legends, from Aztlan somewhere in the north of modern Mexico. From this place, which they leave in about the 12th century AD, there derives the name Aztecs by which they are known to western historians. Their own name for themselves is the Mexica, which. The Aztecs didn’t have a writing system as we know it, instead they used pictograms, little pictures that convey meaning to the reader. Pictography combines pictograms and ideograms—graphic symbols or pictures that represent an idea, much like cuneiform or hieroglyphic or Japanese or Chinese characters.   The aztec variant of the Mesoamerican ballgame is the only one to be described in postcolonial sources, and so more is known about how the aztecs played it than how any other mesoamerican people played. The Aztecs also enjoyed board games, like patolli and totoloque. Bernal Diaz records that Cortés and Moctezuma II played totoloque together.

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Get this from a library. What do we know about the Aztecs?. [Joanna Defrates] -- An illustrated introduction to the history, religion, customs, and eventual fate of the Aztecs.

Includes timeline and glossary. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary. Aztec (ăz´tĕk´), Indian people dominating central Mexico at the time of the Spanish language belonged to the Nahuatlan subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages.

They arrived in the Valley of Mexico from the north toward the end of the 12th cent. and until the founding of their capital, Tenochtitlán (c) were a poor, nomadic tribe absorbing the culture of nearby states. Comment: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner : Joanna Defrates.

The story of Mixtli is the story of the Aztecs themselvesa compelling, epic tale of heroic dignity and a colossal civilization's rise and fall. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle /5().

Did you know. The Aztec language, Nahuatl, was the dominant language in central Mexico by What do we know about the Aztecs?

book mids. Numerous Nahuatl words borrowed by the Spanish were later absorbed into English as well. Get this from a library. What do we know about the Aztecs?. [Joanna Defrates; Rob Shone] -- An illustrated introduction to the history, religion, customs, and eventual fate of the Aztecs.

j, Originally published: New York: Simon & Schuster Young Books, Includes index An illustrated introduction to the history, religion, customs, and eventual fate of the AztecsPages:   We’ve all heard of salmonella, the bacteria known for causing food poisoning. Nowadays it takes most people 4 to 7 days to recover from it on their own, but in Aztec times, things were quite Author: BRIGHT SIDE.

The Aztecs (/ ˈ æ z t ɛ k s /) were a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in the post-classic period from to The Aztec peoples included different ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to the 16th centuries.

Aztec culture was organized into city-states. Basic Aztec facts: AZTEC BOOKS The Aztecs read painted books. The Aztec city of Tenochtitlan had books which they called amoxtin. years ago, many of these books were kept in r, Spanish conquerors arrived shortly after and destroyed all. The book uses genetic evidence to examine the historical accuracy of the Book of Mormon and related claims about the Lamanite people.

Southerton was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), having converted to the church at age 10;[2] as an adult, he was a Mormon missionary in Melbourne and a bishop in Australia.[3].

Aztec markets were big and well stocked. Prices were regulated, and judges were present in case of theft or arguments. Although there was some buying and selling, many people bartered (swapped goods of equal value rather than paying with money) with cacao beans.

I have a small book called "The Aztecs: Rise and Fall of an Empire" by Serge Gruzinski that packs a LOT of information into a small space. Otherwise, I'm a big believer in going to the source. While I have not read the volumes of the Florentine Codex cover to cover, this is one of the main sources of information about the Aztecs.

Aztec is a historical fiction novel by Gary Jennings. It is the first of two novels Jennings wrote in the Aztec series. It is the first of two novels Jennings wrote in the Aztec series. The remaining three novels were written by other authors after Jennings died in Author: Gary Jennings.

How do we know about the Aztecs. Can we liken the word el fili to the present filipino term pasaway. I dont know ask the aztecs.

*Includes over 25 pictures of both civilizations' art, ruins, architecture, and more. *Describes everyday life for the Maya and Aztecs, from language to religion. *Comprehensively covers the civilizations' most famous characteristics, including Mayan astronomy and the Aztecs' infamous human sacrifice.

Yes, there are things called codices, which are folding books from the pre-Hispanic Maya and Aztec civilizations. These were written in glyphs similar to those carved in Mayan and Aztec stone sculptures. The codices are written on paper made from. How do we know about the ancient Aztecs.

How did the Aztecs write. What were the floating gardens of Lake Texcoco. How was the Aztec gamed called tlachtli like our game of basketball. This book explains how the Aztec people lived by describing their government, social customs, religion, and some aspects of their history.5/5(1).

Aztec, self name Culhua-Mexica, Nahuatl-speaking people who in the 15th and early 16th centuries ruled a large empire in what is now central and southern Aztecs are so called from Aztlán (“White Land”), an allusion to their origins, probably in northern Mexico.

They were also called the Tenochca, from an eponymous ancestor, Tenoch, and the Mexica, probably from Metzliapán. The Maya had more effective weapons than the Aztecs as well. The Maya had a significantly larger empire than that of the Aztecs, and also were just generally more awesome.

Human Sacrifice: Why the Aztecs Practiced This Gory Ritual In addition to slicing out the hearts of victims and spilling their blood on temple altars, the Aztecs likely also practiced a form of.

Start studying The Aztecs (3). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Do you like to read amoxtin. Amoxtli or amoxtin (plural) is the Náhuatl (language of the Aztecs) word for ‘book’. According to sixteenth century sources, the Aztecs had vast libraries that explored many different subjects from family histories, to religious books.

who were the aztecs and what do we know about them. The Mexica, later known as the Aztecs, were a migrant people from the desert north who arrived in Mesoamerica in the s. How do we know about the ancient Aztecs. How did the Aztecs write.

What were the floating gardens of Lake Texcoco. How was the Aztec gamed called tlachtli like our game of basketball.

This book explains how the Aztec people lived by describing their government, social. Between tothe white Christian man discovered and destroyed in a most foul manner, 3 glorious civilizations - the Aztecs of Mexico, Maya of Yuacatan and Guatemala and Inca of Peru.

Historians have time and again tried to decode these. 0 This book is made to teach everything about the civilization of Aztecs. Alphabet System The Alphabet system of Aztecs shows all the letters with a sy. The Aztecs had nothing to do with the fall of the Mayan civilization.[although there is archaeological information showing that the early Aztec/Mehica did trade with some of the Mayan city-states].

The Mayans are thought to be the first to develop a sophisticated written language. The Aztecs believed in many gods, but mainly worshipped the Sun god. They performed human sacrifices in order to keep the gods happy.

Spanish invaders arrived in Tenochtitlán in Within two years they brought about the decline of the Aztec Empire. The city of Tenochtitlán was built on an island in Lake Texcoco.

Mayan peoples were to pay tribute to the Aztec empire many years later. But the culture of the Mayans was to influence the Aztecs in many ways. Again, we don't always know what originated with the Mayans, and what was just general culture of the area over the centuries.

We do know that the Aztecs shared the Mayan love of the cacao (chocolate) bean. How do we know about the ancient Aztecs? How did the Aztecs write?

What were the floating gardens of Lake Texcoco? How was the Aztec gamed called tlachtli like our game of basketball? This book explains how the Aztec people lived by describing their government, social Price Range: $ - $Aztec food was a rich combination of many foods that we take for granted today.

Not only is much of this rich diet still common in Mexico today, it's spread around the world. Here's a look at some of what the ancient Mexica peoples ate: Maize (also called corn or mealies) was the staple grain of the Aztec empire.Although we know them as Aztecs, the Aztec people used to call themselves Mexica, which is where the name for the country of Mexico actually comes from.

The Aztecs had their own language (called N’ahuatl) and their writing was made up of pictures. They often used to bury their dead family members right under or near their houses.