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Tenochtitlan: Capital of an Empire

José Luis De Rojas

in Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042206
eISBN:
9780813043036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042206.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter deals with the role of Tenochtitlan in the creation and growth of the Aztec Empire and the effects that the increasing power of the Aztecs had on daily life in the city as well as the ... More


Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Christina T. Halperin, Katherine A. Faust, Rhonda Taube, and Aurore Giguet (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Figurines are among the most abundant class of artifacts known in the vast Mesoamerican culture. This volume examines these figurines from the Olmec to the Aztec civilizations. These small, often ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Mexica Capital

José Luis De Rojas

in Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042206
eISBN:
9780813043036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042206.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes Tenochtitlan under Tepanec dominion and how it grew in regional importance until it was strong enough to throw off Azcapotzalco's rule and become the seat of an empire. The ... More


The Good and Evil of Chocolate in Colonial Mexico

Aguilar-moreno Manuel

in Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029535
eISBN:
9780813039503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029535.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Cacao or cacahuaquahuitl was highly valued among the Aztecs. Cacao seeds were used as currency and were also used for creating ccahuaatl or chocolate which was then a prestigious beverage available ... More


Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

Jose Luis de Rojas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042206
eISBN:
9780813043036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042206.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

At the time of the Spaniards’ arrival, Tenochtitlan was the greatest city in ancient Mesoamerica. It was founded two hundred years before the Spanish conquest as a small village and grew in ... More


From Tenochtitlan to Mexico City

José Luis De Rojas

in Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042206
eISBN:
9780813043036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042206.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes the end of independent Tenochtitlan and the foundation of a new city in the same place. Discusses how there are more descriptions of Mexico City than of Tenochtitlan and ... More


Mesoamerica: A Constellation of Cities

José Luis De Rojas

in Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042206
eISBN:
9780813043036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042206.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Ancient Mesoamerica was home to a great number of cities. Some of them were very large, for instance Teotihuacan and especially Tenochtitlan. This chapter presents the extant documentary and ... More


The Life of the Tenochca

José Luis De Rojas

in Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042206
eISBN:
9780813043036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042206.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter is about the ordinary lives of the Tenochca as well as more extraordinary events, such as births, marriages, deaths, and so on. Rites and feasts are a key point.


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