Additional Resources

Additional Resources 

In the interest of simplifying the text of this guide, footnotes have been eliminated. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the authors of the following works for their contributions to the content of this guide.

Nina Miall. Aztecs: An Introduction to the Exhibition. London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2002.

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma and Felipe Solís. Aztecs. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002.

Richard F. Townsend. The Aztecs. London: Thames and Hudson, 2000.


For Adults

Gordon Brotherston. Painted Books from Mexico. London: British Museum Press, 1995.

Davíd Carrasco. Daily Life of the Aztecs: People of the Sun and Earth. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Michael D. Coe. Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

Miguel León-Portilla. Aztec Thought and Culture. Translated by Jack Emory Davis. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma. The Great Temple of the Aztecs: Treasures of Tenochtitlan. London: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

Mary Ellen Miller. The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

Mary Ellen Miller and Karl Taube. An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. London: Thames and Hudson, 1997.

Esther Pasztory. Aztec Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1998.

Patricia Rieff Anawalt and Frances F. Berdan. The Essential Codex Mendoza. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Felipe Solís. The Aztec Empire. New York: Guggenheim Museum and Mexico City: Landucci Editores, 2004.

Thelma D. Sullivan and T. J. Knab. A Scattering of Jades: Stories, Poems and Prayers of the Aztecs. New York: Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 1994.

For Children

Elizabeth Baquedano. Aztec, Inca & Maya. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1993.

Peter Hicks. The Aztecs. New York: Thomson Learning, 1993.

Fiona Macdonald. How Would You Survive as an Aztec? Danbury, Conn.: Franklin Watts, 1997.

Neil Morris. Uncovering History Everyday Life of The Aztec, Incas, & Maya. Florence, Italy: McRae Books Srl,  2003.

Philip Steele. Aztec-News: The Greatest Newspaper in Civilization. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 1997.

Tim Wood. The Aztecs. New York: Viking Penguin,1992.


Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies

Archaeology Magazine, Archaeological Association of America

Precolumbian Archaeology Related Links

Provides audio pronunciation for selected Aztec gods and Nahuatl words


In Search of History: The Aztec Empire
New York: A&E Television Networks , 1997
Color, 50 min

Empires of the Americas: A Journey Back in Time
New Jersey: Kultur, 2000
Color, 50 min

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