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    DescriptionThe great inquiry into the nature of Aztec civilization began at the very moment of its destruction in the name of the Spanish Crown and Church. The overwhelming discovery of a vast, luxurious overseas empire offering fresh evidence of the enormous diversity of customs and opinions among the nations of the earth expanded the imaginative as well as the geographic horizons of Renaissance Europe. In The Aztec Image, Benjamin Keen explores the shifting attitudes and focus of the scores of historians, philosophers, scientists, and men of letters and the arts who dealt with the Aztec theme in the four and a half centuries after the conquest of Mexico. From that time to the present, the world of the ancient Aztecs has been a subject of compelling interest and controversy in the West. Keen explains how each new view continuously corrected and developed, the Western conception of Aztec civilization. He relates prevailing ideas about the Aztecs to the broad socioeconomic, political, and ideological patterns of the age, as well as to the contemporary state of knowledge about ancient Mexico. A comprehensive work of historiography, Keen's book is the first to encompass the sweep of Western thought on the Aztecs from Cortes to the present.

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    The Aztec Image in Western Thought
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Keen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 740
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 1,193 g
    ISBN 13: 9780813515724
    ISBN 10: 0813515726

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    DC21: 972
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000, HIS025000
    DC22: 972
    B&T Approval Code: A15601800
    Abridged Dewey: 907
    LC classification: 74163952
    Thema V1.0: JHM, NHAH, JBCC
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Rutgers University Press
    Imprint name
    Rutgers University Press
    Publication date
    01 April 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New Brunswick, NJ