Aztec warfare

HistoryExtra podcast


Why did warfare play such a pivotal role in Aztec society? How could claiming captives benefit a warrior in life and death? And what was ‘Flower War’? Speaking to Emily Briffett, Caroline Dodds Pennock takes a look at the warriors and weaponry of the Aztecs to consider how warfare played a prominent part in everyday life, from the cradle to the grave – and beyond.


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