By Jacques Soustelle
Brilliant account of a profoundly spiritual warrior society — from its so much primitive days to the eve of the Spanish conquest within the early sixteenth century. particular debts of existence in a city-state, spiritual ideals, public structures and markets, domestic furniture, relatives existence, the behavior of warfare, language, song, even more. 39 illustrations, 2 maps.
Read Online or Download Daily Life of the Aztecs PDF
Best history books
In this riveting account of historic and archaeological research, the authors current challenging proof that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the opposite monuments at Giza are of way more old foundation than formerly believed. whole with facts of a conspiracy among the Egyptology institution and numerous personal organisations to maintain the secrets and techniques of the Pyramids from the area, The Message of the Sphinx is usually a modern day detective tale. of images.
Fakes, frauds, and phonies. feels like a e-book choked with criminals and delinquents, doesn’t it? good, it’s now not. many of the greatest names in historical past are available among those pages—and the sunshine isn’t flattering. (We’re you, George “I must never inform a lie” Washington.
From the acclaimed, best-selling writer Adam Hochschild, a sweeping heritage of the Spanish Civil struggle, informed via a dozen characters, together with Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking agony, and a noble reason that failed
for 3 an important years within the Nineteen Thirties, the Spanish Civil struggle ruled headlines in the United States and worldwide, as volunteers flooded to Spain to assist its democratic executive struggle off a fascist rebellion led via Francisco Franco and aided through Hitler and Mussolini. this day we're conversant in remembering the warfare via Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls and Robert Capa’s photos. yet Adam Hochschild has found a few much less time-honored but way more compelling characters who display the complete tragedy and value of the warfare: a fiery nineteen-year-old Kentucky girl who went to wartime Spain on her honeymoon, a Swarthmore collage senior who was once the 1st American casualty within the conflict for Madrid, a couple of fiercely partisan, rivalrous New York instances journalists who coated the struggle from opposites facets, and a swashbuckling Texas oilman with Nazi sympathies who bought Franco just about all his oil — at decreased costs, and on credits. It used to be in lots of methods the hole conflict of global struggle II, and we nonetheless have a lot to benefit from it. Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his best possible.
- The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions
- Kentucky Speedway (Images of Modern America)
- Morgan's Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio
- Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History
- The Etruscan World (Routledge Worlds)
- Byzantium: Capital of an Ancient Empire
Extra resources for Daily Life of the Aztecs
464. ; 1734, pp. 341, 40 Electric He and Magnetic found, in fact, that electrified when Science gold-leaf which had been by contact with excited glass was brought near to an excited piece of copal,* an attraction was manifested between " " I had expected," he writes, them. " repelled Proceeding with his experiments he found that the gold-leaf, when and repelled by glass, was attracted by all electrified resinous substances, and that when repelled by the " latter it was attracted by the glass.
1663), who had given to the phein straight lines, but that there is nomenon the name diffraction. Hooke's theoretical investigations on light were of great importance, representing as they do the transition from the Cartesian system to the fully developed theory of undulations. He begins by attacking Descartes' proposition, that light is a " There is," tendency to motion rather than an actual motion. g. the diamond when rubbed or heated in the dark) shine for a considerable time without being ; is in motion is not perand that the motion must therefore manently body, be of a to-and-fro or vibratory character.
Descartes' theory therefore held the field until the publication in 1667 of the Micrographics * written at Toulouse in August, 1657, to Monsieur de la reprinted in (Euvres de Fermat (ed. 1891), ii, p. 354. t That reflected light follows the shortest path was no new result, for it had Epist. cua rwv OTTTIKUHT of Heliodorns of Larissa, a work of which several editions were published in the seventeenth, century. written at Toulouse on Jan. J Epist. XLIII, Fermat, ii, p. 457 ; i, The imprimatur 1, 1662 ; reprinted in (Euvres de pp.