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Aztec Warrior: AD 1325-1521

Aztec Warrior: AD 1325-1521

Paperback Warrior

By (author) John M.D. Pohl, Illustrated by Adam Hook

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 249mm x 6mm | 274g
  • Publication date: 25 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841761486
  • ISBN 13: 9781841761480
  • Illustrations note: 55 b&w and 12 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 550,437

Product description

In one popular image, the Aztec army was a fierce juggernaut, establisihng an empire by overwhelming its neighbours and sacrificing thousands to bloodthirsty gods. In contrasting perspective, Indian warriors were quickly and easily defeated by Cortes greatly outnumbered Spaniards. This book presents a story that lies between the two extremes. Through the eyes of an individual soldier, it shows that Aztec warfare was much richer and far more complex than previously understood. It also studies the lives of warrirors in the homicidal Cuachique - ruthless Aztec warriors who spent their whole lives hunting down and slaughtering their enemies.

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Author information

Adam Hook studies 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 field of historical and natural history. Adam lives and works in Sussex, UK. 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.

Table of contents

Introduction; Recruitment and mobilisation; Training; Arms and armour; Offensive weapons; Defensive weapons; Uniforms and equipment; Campaigning; Field combat; Religion and ritual; Full colour plate commentary