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Frances Berdan

Dr. Frances Berdan

Frances F. Berdan is an American archaeologist specializing in the Aztecs and professor emerita of anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino.


     Berdan has authored many influential books about the Aztec civilization. In 1983, she received an “Outstanding Professor” award from California State University. In 1986, she was a fellow at Dumbarton Oaks with Michael E. Smith and other prominent Mesoamerican scholars. The result of that stay was the book Aztec Imperial Strategies (1986).

Books

Aztec Imperial Strategies
Frances Berdan Aztec Imperial Strategies
1996
The Aztecs
Frances Berdan The Aztecs
1989
Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Frances Berdan Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistory
2014
Aztecs of Central Mexico
Frances Berdan Aztecs of Central Mexico
1982
Ethnic Identity in Nahua Mesoamerica
Frances Berdan Ethnic Identity in Nahua Mesoamerica
2008
 

Works

Berdan, Frances (1982). The Aztecs of Central Mexico: An Imperial Society. Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. ISBN 0-03-055736-4. OCLC 7795704 (https://www.worldcat.org/ oclc/7795704).

Berdan, Frances F.; Smith, Michael E. (1996a). "1. Introduction". In Frances Berdan; Richard Blanton; Elizabeth Hill Boone; Mary G. Hodge; Michael E. Smith; Emily Umberger (eds.). Aztec Imperial Strategies. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. ISBN 0-88402-211-0. OCLC 27035231 (https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27035231).

Berdan, Frances F.; Smith, Michael E. (1996b). "9. Imperial Strategies and Core-Periphery Relations". In Frances Berdan; Richard Blanton; Elizabeth Hill Boone; Mary G. Hodge; Michael E. Smith; Emily Umberger (eds.). Aztec Imperial Strategies. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. ISBN 0-88402-211-0. OCLC 27035231 (https://www.worldcat.org/ oclc/27035231).

Berdan, Frances F.; Anawalt, Patricia Rieff (1997). The Essential Codex Mendoza. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-20454-6.

Berdan, Frances (2014). Aztec Archaeology and Ethnohistory. Cambridge University Press.