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Pre-1500 Resources: Aztecs

Ancient provides a few good documents (An Indian account of the Aztec Religion, Aztec Imperial Life.) Also get some basic information on the major gods and cities. The timeline can help you understand the events better.

University of Minnesota Duluth -- Ancient Middle America -- Aztecs, Nahuatl, Tenochtitlán
This site provides a number of links to good resources about the Aztec calendar, Aztec chronology, the Aztec Empire, and much more.


Taube, Karl A.
Aztec and Maya myths.
Austin : University of Texas Press, c1993.
Call number: F 1219.76 .R45 T38

Carrasco, Davíd.
Daily life of the Aztecs : people of the sun and earth.
Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 1998.
Call number: F 1219.73 .C355

Baldwin, Neil.
Legends of the plumed serpent : biography of a Mexican god.
1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, c1998.
Call number: F 1219.3 .R38 B36

Coe, Michael D.
Mexico : from the Olmecs to the Aztecs.
5th ed., rev. and expanded. New York : Thames & Hudson, 2002.
Call number: F1219.7 .C63

Conrad, Geoffrey W.
Religion and empire : the dynamics of Aztec and Inca expansionism.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1984 (2002 printing) Call number: F1219.73 .C66

Schobinger, Juan.
The ancient Americans : a reference guide to the art, culture, and history of pre-Columbian North and South America.
Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, c2001.
Call number: E59 .P42 S3613 (2 volumes)

Smith, Michael Ernest.
The Aztecs.
2nd ed. Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Call number: F1219.73 .S58


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