🎧 The Aztecs: Human Sacrifice, Birth and Sex
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The Aztecs of Mexico are often viewed through the lens of the Spanish Conquest or, as Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock tells us in this episode, what we should more properly call 'The Spanish Invasion'. But in this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Suzannah focuses instead on the complex Aztec society, its use of ritual sacrifice, its warrior culture, its beliefs about the afterlife, men and women's roles, and sexual norms. What is revealed is a fascinating and alien society that was very different to the Europe of the Conquistadors.
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