Aztec Warrior

AD 1325–1521

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Aztec Warrior

AD 1325–1521

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According to one popular image, the Aztec army was a ruthless and efficient war machine, that established an empire by convincingly overwhelming its neighbors, sacrificing thousands to bloodthirsty gods along the way. From a contrasting perspective, its native warriors were no match for the modern warring methods of Cortés' greatly outnumbered Spaniards, who decisively defeated them. The reality of the Aztec warrior's ability and effectiveness lies somewhere between those two extremes, as this title makes clear. By examining the experiences of a hypothetical individual, Cuauhtli, this meticulously researched book shows that the history of Aztec warfare is much richer and far more complex than previously understood, and reveals the close relationship between social and military matters in Aztec society.

Table of Contents

Introduction · A child is sworn to service · The story of Tenochtitlan · Chronology of principal events AD 1325-1521 · Early years - the genesis of the warrior · Training · Weaponry and protection· Dress and distinction· Campaign and supply · Field combat · Bringing home the war: Aztec religion and ritual · Notes · Bibliography · Glossary · Color plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Jun 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841761480
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 32
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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