“A rich and detailed narrative of the lives of Aztec people (or Mexica as they are also known), from the construction of the city to its eventual collapse at the hands of Spanish Conquistadors. Readers also learn about less-discussed aspects of daily life such as trade, farming and games.”—World Archaeology
“A comprehensive overview of the history, urbanism, politics, economics and religion of the capital of the Culhua-Mexica Empire.”—Choice
“Provides a comprehensive view of life in the Aztec capital city, bringing together a wide variety of archaeological and documentary information to examine all aspects of the city’s history, organization, and daily life.”—Janine Gasco, coeditor of The Legacy of Mesoamerica
In this fascinating book, eminent expert José Luis de Rojas presents an accessible yet authoritative exploration of this famous city—interweaving glimpses into its inhabitants’ daily lives with the broader stories of urbanization, culture, and the rise and fall of the Aztec empire.
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