City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization (review)

@article{Keen2001CityOS,
  title={City of Sacrifice: The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization (review)},
  author={Benjamin D. Keen},
  journal={The Americas},
  year={2001},
  volume={57},
  pages={593 - 595}
}
conquistador politics—all relating to the people and places connected to Cabeza de Vaca and his journey—these 180 pages arguably would have gone better with the "Narvaez Expedition" part of Volume 2; but that of course would have created volumes of less equal sizes, and readers are likely to move in and out of the three volumes anyway. Volume 3 also includes the bibliography and index. Excellent maps are in all three volumes. 
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