- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: University of Arizona Press (August 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0816513392
- ISBN-13: 978-0816513390
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,665,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Aztec Kings: The Construction of Rulership in Mexica History Paperback – August, 1992
|New from||Used from|
History To Repeat & Some To Not
Check out these featured history titles.Learn more.
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Unfortunately, Dr. Gillespie demonstrates that these helpfully explanatory "ancient legends" are, in fact, mid-to-late 16th Century B.S., whole-cloth inventions that satisfied the needs of both the conquered Aztecs and the conquering Spaniards. While she is about it, she also suggests that Motechuzoma II was probably in fact Motechuzoma I, and that the published sequence of Aztec kings is much more spiritually than factually correct. Indeed (for me, at least) she leaves the entire corpus of Aztec pre-Conquest ethnohistory in a shapeless, swirling mass of quantum uncertainty. Her conclusions suggest that no post-Conquest accounts can be trusted whatever; and there exist essentially no pre-Conquest accounts.Read more ›