"Moctezuma's Mexico is a beautiful and useful contribution to the literature. It is a welcome addition to the library of virtually anyone interested in ancient indigenous America."
—The Bloomsbury Review
"Beautifully produced and very readable."
"A stunning introduction to the Aztec priority."
—The Denver Post
Updated with a new chapter by Davíd Carrasco describing how the Aztec world has been reimagined by modern Mexican American communities and Chicano scholars, Moctezuma's Mexico is a lavishly illustrated volume that provides an in-depth historical profile of the Aztec empire on the eve of its fateful encounter with the Europeans. Beginning with an exploration of Aztec history and cosmovision, the authors and two other prominent scholars—Anthony Aveni and Elizabeth Hill Boone—examine Aztec ceremonies, astronomy, myths, rhetoric, and moral philosophy, as well as controversies in recent Aztec scholarship using poetry, sculpture, painting, and the archaeological record.
With nearly 150 full-color illustrations, Moctezuma's Mexico is an important and handsome book that will appeal to scholars and students of Mexico's indigenous past.