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Background Information--In Print
An illustration of the "One Flower" ceremony, from the 16th century Florentine Codex. The two drums are the teponaztli.
This guide helps you direct research in the art and architecture of the Aztec empire.
The University of St. Thomas Libraries have a wealth of information in print and online about the artists and their art. For a concise overview of the topic, head to Oxford Art Online for the introductory essay, "Aztec."
Oxford Art Online
The most exhaustive background source for art research. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, the Grove Dictionary of Art and several other resources. Includes extensive image archives from several major North American museums. Limited to 5 simultaneous users.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures
A comprehensive source chronicling pre-Hispanic, colonial, and modern Mesoamerica and covering art, archaeology, religious studies, anthropology, history, and historiography of the region.
Maya Society of Minnesota
Headquartered at Hamline University, the Society promotes study of ancient and modern Maya.
Oxford Companion to Archaeology
Entries on human fossils, historical sites, geographical areas, and the people, history, theory, and substance of archaeology.
Aztecs: Exposition of a Culture
Film of the Aztec Exhibition in London, 2002-03
Gale in Context: Biography
Biography in Context includes over 700,000 biographical entries covering more than 400,000 notable international figures from all time periods and areas of study.
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