Summary: 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.Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
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