Aztec Warrior: AD 1325-1521

Aztec Warrior: AD 1325-1521

by John Pohl, Adam Hook

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According to one popular image, the Aztec army was a ruthless and efficient war machine, that established an empire by convincingly overwhelming its neighbors, sacrificing thousands to bloodthirsty gods along the way. From a contrasting perspective, its native warriors were no match for the modern warring methods of Cortés' greatly outnumbered Spaniards, who decisively defeated them. The reality of the Aztec warrior's ability and effectiveness lies somewhere between those two extremes, as this title makes clear. By examining the experiences of a hypothetical individual, Cuauhtli, this meticulously researched book shows that the history of Aztec warfare is much richer and far more complex than previously understood, and reveals the close relationship between social and military matters in Aztec society.

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ISBN-13: 9781780967578
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/20/2012
Series: Warrior , #32
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

John Pohl is a research archeologist at UCLA. He is an eminent authority on American Indian civilizations and has directed numerous archeological excavations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the United States. He has published extensively on subjects ranging from human origins to the rise of the Aztec empire and specializes in the decipherment of ancient pictographic writing systems. Adam Hook studied graphic design at art college and began his illustrating career in 1983. He has worked with a variety of educational publishers covering various subjects within the fields of history and natural history. Adam lives and works in Sussex, UK.
Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction · A child is sworn to service · The story of Tenochtitlan · Chronology of principal events AD 1325-1521 · Early years - the genesis of the warrior · Training · Weaponry and protection· Dress and distinction· Campaign and supply · Field combat · Bringing home the war: Aztec religion and ritual · Notes · Bibliography · Glossary · Color plate commentary · Index

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Aztec Warrior, AD 1325-1521 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ksmyth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An Osprey Warrior entry. Pohl's insight into Aztec warfare is quite good. He provides an overview of Aztec society and the warrior's place in that society. He examines training, religion, dress and fighting. The plates, by Adam Hook, do an excellent job of supporting the writing, with good views of Aztec soldiery on campaign, as well as those a la Rousselot, that simply give us an idea of dress, colors and accouterments.
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