'thoroughly enjoyable history. Ross Hassig's knowledge of sources allows a successful synthesis of new scholarship and primary accounts, while the focus on the political and economic background to conquest ensures that attention is given to explanation, not just narrative.' History Teaching Review
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About the Author
Ross Hassig, a historical anthropologist specializing in Mesoamerica, is the author of Time, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico; Aztec Warfare: Imperial Expansion and Political Control; and Trade, Tribute, and Transportation: The Sixteenth-Century Political Economy of the Valley of Mexico.