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Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire ahead of the Spanish conquest, rivaled the other nice urban of its time. In Europe, merely Paris, Venice, and Constantinople have been greater. Cradled within the Valley of Mexico, the town is exclusive between New international capitals in that it was once well-described and chronicled by way of the conquistadors who thus demolished it. which means, even though centuries of redevelopment have annoyed efforts to entry the traditional city’s continues to be, a lot could be instructed approximately its city panorama, politics, economic system, and religion.

While Tenochtitlan instructions loads of recognition from archaeologists and Mesoamerican students, little or no has been written concerning the urban for a non-technical viewers in English. during this attention-grabbing e-book, eminent specialist José Luis de Rojas provides an available but authoritative exploration of this well-known city--interweaving glimpses into its population’ day-by-day lives with the wider tales of urbanization, tradition, and the increase and fall of the Aztec empire.

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