The Aztecs

Richard F. Townsend
Introduced by the author

The history of one of the world's most fascinating civilisations, a people both dynamic and feared, is newly presented in a stunning two-volume Folio edition.

‘A remarkably fresh and scholarly study … you will read it with pleasure’

  1. The Times Literary Supplement

A dynamic and powerful people, the Aztecs flourished in Central America between 1325 and 1521. Their magnificent capital, Tenochtitlan, was one of the world’s largest cities in the 16th century, and from here the Aztecs governed a vast empire that stretched from present-day Mexico to Guatemala, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.

In his remarkable history, Richard F. Townsend traces the history of the Aztecs, from wandering tribespeople to empire builders, and their final demise at the hands of Cortes’s invading army. His classic text on the subject is newly presented in a stunning Folio edition that includes a companion volume of 90 beautifully reproduced colour photographs of incredible artefacts, awe-inspiring temples and beautiful mosaics.

2 volumes

Bound in blocked cloth with a design by Yann Legendre

Set in Minion Pro

Text volume: 312 pages. Picture volume: 104 pages

84 black & white integrated images in volume 1; 89 colour images in volume 2

Title page in volume 1 and 2 printed in two colours

Gilded page tops

Blocked cloth slipcase

10˝ x 6¾˝

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