Updated with a new chapter by David Carrasco describing how the Aztec world has been re-imagined by modern Mexican American communities and Chicano scholars, 'Moctezuma's Mexico' is a lavishly illustrated volume that provides an in-depth historical profile of the Aztec empire on the eve of its fateful encounter with the Europeans. Beginning with an exploration of Aztec history and cosmovision, the authors and two other prominent scholars-Anthony Aveni and Elizabeth Hill Boone-examine Aztec ceremonies, astronomy, myths, rhetoric, and moral philosophy, as well as controversies in recent Aztec scholarship using poetry, sculpture, painting, and the archaeological record. With nearly 150 full-colour illustrations, 'Moctezuma's Mexico' is an important and handsome book that will appeal to scholars and students of Mexico's indigenous past.
David Carrasco is director of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive, professor of history of religions at Harvard University, editor of UPC's "Mesoamerican Worlds" series and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures. His works include "Mesoamerica's Classic Heritage, Moctezuma's Mexico, Waiting for the Dawn, Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes" (University Press of Colorado), and "City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization" (Beacon)."