Have you sharpened your weapons? Are you ready for battle? Can you speak Classical Nahuatl? Do you know the legend of the vision of the eagle clutching the snake on a prickly pear cactus—the first signal to our ancestors of the site our great city of Tenochtitlan? Can you take prisoners and bring them back alive to offer as human sacrifice to the gods? Only then may you cut your hair! So are you ready for your initiation as an Aztec Warrior?
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About the Author
Fiona MacDonald studied history at Cambridge University and the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics, such as the Middle Ages and ancient Rome. Some of these titles include How to Be an Aztec Warrior and How to Be a Medieval Knight.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If this book is anything like "you wouldn't want to be an Aztec sacrifice" then is the biggest waste of time and money. You might want to choose a book from an author that actually does research on the subject.
How to be an Aztec Warrior is a fantastic introduction to the culture, history, and religion of the Aztecs. I used this book as a supplement to my Mesoamerican textbooks as this is a very accessible text.