Aztec Warrior : AD 1325-1521 Paperback
Illustrated by Adam Hook
Part of the Warrior S. series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 64 pages, 55 b&w and 12 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 25/06/2001
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781841761480
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Review by ksmyth
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.