Ancient Peoples and Places
A Thames & Hudson book
Richard Townsend gives the complete history of the Aztec civilization’s rise from humble nomads to empire builders.
Within a hundred years, the Aztecs established the largest empire in Mesoamerican history, and at Tenochtitlan built a vast, shimmering city in a lake, a Venice of the New World. The book ends with a dramatic narrative of the Spanish conquest, as seen from the Aztec viewpoint.
- September 2009
- 6.4 × 9.5 in
/ 256 pages
- Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.
Endorsements & Reviews
“Black-and-white and a handful of color photographs illustrate this excellent reference, thoroughly accessible to readers of all backgrounds and particularly recommended for public and college library collections.” — Midwest Book Review