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Azteca: Una Guía Fascinante De La Historia Azteca y la Triple Alianza de Tenochtitlán, Tetzcoco y Tlacopan [Azteca: A Fascinating Guide to Aztec History and the Triple Alliance of Tenochtitlan, Tetzcoco and Tlacopan]

Narrated by: Massiel Pena
Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
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Summary

Explora la fascinante historia y mitología de los aztecas

Nada queda de la antigua civilización Mesoamericana que se autodenominaba los Mexicas, mejor conocidos por nosotros como los aztecas. Nada excepto su notable historia. 

En este libro, discutimos sus orígenes enigmáticos y cómo los Aztecas se elevaron de las tribus nómadas al poder dominante en Mesoamérica a una velocidad asombrosa. Vagará por las calles de su gran ciudad capital, Tenochtitlán, conocida como "la Venecia del Nuevo Mundo" entre los conquistadores españoles, que difundieron el término por toda Europa. Descubrirá la magnitud del esplendor de la ciudad, visitando sus muchos puestos en el mercado, oliendo a chocolate fresco y vainas de vainilla. Se deleitará con el sabor de los aguacates maduros, recogidos a mano, y las tortillas de maíz recién horneadas mientras descifra el Náhuatl, el idioma que hablan los 50.000 comerciantes que visitan Tenochtitlán cada día.

Probablemente se preguntará cómo esta gran ciudad, construida en medio de un lago y aislada por dos de las montañas más altas de México, Iztaccihuatl y Popocatepetl, pudo ser derrotada. Desde la llegada de los primeros españoles en 1519 a la final caída del imperio Azteca, le hablaremos de las principales batallas que eventualmente llevaron a su derrota. Descubriremos mentiras y engaños en la alianza con sus ciudades vecinas de Tetzcoco y Tlacopan. También veremos el legado Azteca en el mundo contemporáneo: cómo Tenochtitlán se convirtió en la base de la capital del Nuevo Mundo y llegó a ser fundada como la actual Ciudad de México.

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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Captivating history team is the best.

Captivating History’s team work is so different from many modern history authors, which is the manipulation of facts to satisfy political agendas. Gosh, I know Captivating History team is disavowed/not read because of the discrimination against dead white males. But he's just flat-out better than the historian practitioners of today.

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Easy to understand

The history of the conquest as told by the Aztecs themselves, a point of view I have not read before. Very sad, but important story, which the research by this author finding the accounts as told by Indians who survived.

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Nice info

I found the use of documents from that specific time to be very interesting and the way he wrote made you literally see exactly what is happening like your overviewing the situation. I also believe the author completed his purpose because he tells you about what the Aztec's did and how they felt on the situation they went through.

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Useful guide

I truly enjoyed it and ended up finishing it well before I was supposed to do so. I'm not particularly interested in the history of Mexico, but this was a thrilling story that made me want to learn more about the Aztecs/Mexica.

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  • Alexander B. Talbot
  • 31-07-18

Something informative to history lovers.

Very nice historical read, Recommended to all who like history, especially of Central America and the colonization of Western worlds.

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  • Jason T. Chen
  • 31-07-18

A through guide to learn AZTECA.

A tremendous amount of research material is referenced. I am continually shocked at how the history of this nation was disregarded by the Spanish. Need a bit more which I already covered in this book .

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  • Shirley Perine
  • 31-07-18

Worth your time, great audible.

I’m a fan of the author’s writing style. Content seem to coincide with other texts that I’ve read but just a little. I’m not an Aztec scholar so that statement is probably mute. It would be wonderful if those works referenced in this work were readily available. Author seems authoritative so there’s that. Overall a good short book to read.

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  • Stephfaba
  • 15-10-19

Mala pronunciación

El ritmo es muy lento, tiene muchos errores de pronunciación y la dicción es terrible.

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  • veronica fernandez
  • 29-03-19

Buenos datos

La narradora tiene problemas para la pronunciación, creo que hubiera sido mejor que no fuera extranjera; además da una entonación en la lectura que resulta chocante

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  • Razan Diraf
  • 31-07-18

An engaging history stuff.

It is brief and precise in his description. Before this reading I had some difficulties to spot the differences between Mayas and Aztecs so I am grateful to have read and at last understood which is which. And beyond that I got to know much better to Aztecs as a culture.

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  • Bradley Kimbrell
  • 31-07-18

2 hrs 49 mins, a great history to listen.

The hourly series is a favorite. Aztecs is no exclusion. And yes, before someone sends in a negative, there is some information that I disagree with. However, overall, this volume is just what is supposed to be - a brief review or introduction to a part of history. The appetite is whetted, which it makes it a good book.

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  • Hanna Macleod
  • 31-07-18

This is a significant history.

We should not overlook the disastrous and terrible history of the Aztecs and we should understand that there is much we should learn from their history: how they lived, where their lives pleased, what was their philosophy of life, did they have an advance civilization, what did they think of themselves, why did the Europeans destroy them, how did they do it., and more. Hourly History answers these and other questions about them, and does so very well.

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  • Linda Cherylh
  • 31-07-18

The Aztecs were an amazing culture.

The Aztecs were an amazing culture, ferocious but practical. I particular like the nugget you will find on the Mexican flag. Their Military Religious Complex may very well outlive our Military Industrial Complex. Sorry, but this one was more work than pleasure to read, but the last third still makes this a good Aztec refresher worthwhile & increased the rating by a couple stars. Even though I have a fairly negative review of this particular book, I highly recommend these One Hour History series.

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  • Gentleman Ujar
  • 31-07-18

A complex topic but managed by the author.

I am enormously pleased to have chosen this book as my new "diving board". I look forward to reading other books in this series, at the suitable times for my studies, and absolutely recommend others do likewise. Either as an overview, a synopsis or a refresher: I don't think you can go wrong with Hourly History.