• Aztec Civilization: A History from Beginning to End

  • Mesoamerican History, Book 5
  • By: Hourly History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover the remarkable history of the Aztec Civilization.... 

The Aztec Empire dominated Mesoamerica for a relatively short time — less than 100 years — but it is remembered today more than other ancient cultures in the region which sustained for much longer. Partly that is because this was a relatively recent culture which was widely reported by the first Europeans to make contact with it. Another one of the reasons is because the Aztecs have become indelibly associated with human sacrifice. The sheer scale of these rituals caused horror and fascination in the first Europeans to encounter it. Anything up to eighty thousand victims may have been brutally killed during a single religious festival, and up to a quarter of a million people may have been sacrificed each year of Aztec rule. The seemingly insatiable need for victims to placate the Aztec gods even led to wars whose purpose was not conquest or plunder, but obtaining sacrificial victims. 

Yet there was a great deal more to the Aztecs than human sacrifice. These people created a complex society and one of the largest cities in the world. They developed a sophisticated set of laws and made notable advances in astronomy and agriculture. In the course of less than one hundred years, the Aztecs came to dominate Mesoamerica and created an empire which looked set to continue for a very long time indeed. Then the first Spanish conquistadores arrived, and within less than two years, the Aztec Empire had been completely destroyed. 

This is the story of the rise and fall of the Aztec Empire. 

Discover a plethora of topics such as:

  • Origins
  • The creation of Tenochtitlan
  • Aztec weapons and warfare
  • The Triple Alliance
  • The city of Tenochtitlan
  • The Spanish Conquest
  • And much more!

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I loved listening to this book. I already read it but it was good to sit back and listen for a change.

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Well written and quite informative

I found this historical rendering quite informative and spot on. It had an overall perspective that provided enough detail whilst furnishing an interesting narrative. The narrative performance was quite elevated above standard verbal productions. Well done!

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Aztec history in review with lots of vocabulary

Interesting subject matter. The book covered a lot of history but seemed more focused on Aztec vocabulary at times than the history. Some vocabulary is interesting but this is a bit overdone for a short book. I learned some interesting perspective. The author is protective of the cultural needs to slaughter thousands in ritual sacrifice.