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Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec Armies

Aztec, Mixtec and Zapotec Armies

Paperback Men-at-arms Series

By (author) John M.D. Pohl, By (author) Angus McBride

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 239mm x 8mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 June 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1855321599
  • ISBN 13: 9781855321595
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 8 colour plates, 40 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 433,492

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Details the army of Mexico from the collapse of the Classic centres in around 850AD until the arrival of the Spanish armies around 1520, including the Aztecs, Toltecs and their enemies. Between 1000BC and 900AD the peoples of Mexico and Central America developed and shared cultural traits which made them outstanding among the civilizations of the New World from the rise of the Maya cities in the lowland jungles to the highland Mexican capitals of Teotihuacan, Cholula and Monte Alban. This book details the emergence of the new Mexican nation called the Aztec Empire of the Triple Alliance in 1450AD. It examines the people and enemies of this nation which made themselves the most powerful and feared civilization in the Americas.

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John Pohl is a research archaeologist at UCLA. He is an eminent authority on American Indian civilizations and has directed numerous archaeological 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 decipherement of ancient pictographic writing systems. He works in Los Angeles as a producer, writer and designer and is noted for his unique skills in bringing the ancient past to life through a variety of innovative film and television technologies.