Traditions and Culture of the Aztecs
Discusses the extraordinary traditions and culture of the Aztec civilization of South America.
# 63809 | 1,814 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Feb 12, 2006 in Anthropology (South American) , History (Latin America) , Latin-American Studies (Spanish Conquest and Colonization, 1520-1820) , Latin-American Studies (Incan, Mayan, Aztec Empires, up to 1520) , Archaeology (General)
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The great Aztec civilization was so foreign and so utterly isolated from other world civilizations, that, when the Spanish conquistadors first saw it, their emotions were a mixture of awe and horror. They were awed by the artistic, technological and social advances they witnessed; but they were horrified by their pagan ways, the human sacrifices and the cannibalism they saw. This paper examines the origins of the Aztecs, and examines this civilization in terms of mythology, agriculture, craft and religion. It also traces the destruction of the Aztecs by the Spaniards in the 16th Century.
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