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The Aztecs of central Mexico : an imperial society

Author: Frances Berdan
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson Wadsworth, ©2005.
Series: Case studies in cultural anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Covers the compelling story of a complex, imperial society in central Mexico during the 15th and 16th centuries.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Berdan
ISBN: 0534627285 9780534627287
OCLC Number: 55880584
Description: xi, 212 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Chapter 1: Mexico and the Mexica --
Origin of the Mexica and the arrival in Central Mexico --
Historical background of the Aztec Empire --
Urban settlement and organization --
Unraveling Mexica culture: a note on methods --
Chapter 2: Economic organization --
Modes of food production --
Division of labor and occupational specialization --
Tribute and trade --
Chapter 3: Social structure and dynamics --
Social class structure --
Kinship, family, and domestic life --
Chapter 4: Daily life --
Cultural codes, daily life, and interpersonal relations --
Life cycle and education --
Social control and law --
Chapter 5: Imperial politics and warfare --
Rulership and government --
Warfare and conquest --
Human sacrifice --
Chapter 6: Religious organization and beliefs --
Mythology and legend --
the structure of the universe --
The Deities and their domains --
The Priestly hierarchy --
Rites and ceremonies --
Divination, magic, and omens --
Chapter 7: Intellectual and artistic achievements --
Calendrics and the reckoning of time --
Mexica medicine --
Hieroglyphic writing --
Sculpture and the luxury crafts --
Literature and music --
Chapter 8: The Consequences of conquest --
Arrival of the Spaniards --
The Conquest --
Indigenous adaptations to Spanish rule --
Glossary --
References and additional reading --
Index.
Series Title: Case studies in cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: Frances F. Berdan.
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1. Mexico and Mexica. 2. Economic Organization. 3. Social Structure and Dynamics. 4. Daily Life. 5. Imperial Politics and Warfare. 6. Religious Organization and Beliefs. 7. Intellectual and Artistic Read more...

 
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