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According to one popular image, the Aztec army was a ruthless and efficient war machine, that established an empire by convincingly overwhelming its neighbors, sacrificing thousands to bloodthirsty gods along the way. From a contrasting perspective, its native warriors were no match for the modern warring methods of Cortes' greatly outnumbered Spaniards, who decisively defeated them. The reality of the Aztec warrior's ability and effectiveness lies somewhere between those two extremes, as this title makes clear. By examining the experiences of a hypothetical individual, Cuauhtli, this meticulously researched book shows that the history of Aztec warfare is much richer and far more complex than previously understood, and reveals the close relationship between social and military matters in Aztec society.

Published: Osprey Publishing Ltd an imprint of Vearsa Limited on May 22, 2012
ISBN: 9781780967578
List price: $14.95
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An Osprey Warrior entry. Pohl's insight into Aztec warfare is quite good. He provides an overview of Aztec society and the warrior's place in that society. He examines training, religion, dress and fighting. The plates, by Adam Hook, do an excellent job of supporting the writing, with good views of Aztec soldiery on campaign, as well as those a la Rousselot, that simply give us an idea of dress, colors and accouterments.read more
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An Osprey Warrior entry. Pohl's insight into Aztec warfare is quite good. He provides an overview of Aztec society and the warrior's place in that society. He examines training, religion, dress and fighting. The plates, by Adam Hook, do an excellent job of supporting the writing, with good views of Aztec soldiery on campaign, as well as those a la Rousselot, that simply give us an idea of dress, colors and accouterments.
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