Ayyy, let's cut the Greco-Roman circlejerk for awhile. This book right here. It's set in the Aztec empire in the few decades before Spanish conquest. As an archaeologist specializing in Central America, I found that it was actually extremely accurate, giving an overview of history, mythology, and custom. Plus, the narrative and writing quality are pretty good.
>>7560474 Pls give me a short syllabus of history books for an historian of Europe who is reasonably at home in antiquity/medieval/early modern/modern/islam/even china but knows jack fucking shit about Mesoamerica/South America
Seriously like hardcore actual books, not easy peasy shitdick books, the best surveys even if they're 100 years old and ultra-dense, anything. I want to inject the Aztec geist into my eyeballs.
You should have found a better excuse for talking about the topic that interests you, at least be honest instead of going "Well TECHNICALLY under some certain definition the 14th century qualifies as 'ancient world'"
Also you should feel ashamed for recommending something that says "#1 New York Times Bestseller" on the cover.
>>7560497 I'm not at home to parse through my books, but it's best to start with general history and codices, then get further into it. The Thames&Hudson MEXICO textbook is simple, but comprehensive, and the Codex Chimalpahin and Codex Borgia give overviews of culture and mythology respectively.
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