Mexico Before Cortez Author:Ignacio Bernal A vivid cultural history of the origins and development of Tenochtitlan, (now Mexico City), the island city that Montezuma ruled and Cortez destroyed. From the first appearance of Neolithic man in the eighth millennium B.C. to the fall of the Mexica, or Aztec, empire in 1521, this book describes the rise of an exceptional Indian civilization an... more »d its remarkable cultural achievements.
Ignacio Bernal is Director of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. Dr. Bernal has been Professor of Anthropology at Mexico City College and is the author of many books on Mexican archaeology and art.« less