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Pragmatism Against Morality: Ethnicity in the Aztec Empire

R. D. Grillo

in Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture, and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294269
eISBN:
9780191599378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294263.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Mesoamerica, conquest, predatory or segmentary expansion, and migration frequently brought together heterogeneous social, cultural, and linguistic populations under a single ruler. In the Aztec ... More


How Fighting Ended in the Aztec Empire and its Surrender to the Europeans

Ross Hassig

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Aztec empire never surrendered. In early flower wars fought to demonstrate military prowess, surrenders were feasible among nobles but not in normal imperial wars. Individually, surrender is ... More


Patterns of Identification on the Cusp of Globalization

Heather Rae

in The Globalization of International Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793427
eISBN:
9780191835247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793427.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces practices of identification in the early modern period, focusing on two ‘world systems’ outside of Europe that were drawn into a globalizing world system. The Ottoman Empire had a ... More


The Ritual

Josef Teboho Ansorge

in Identify and Sort: How Digital Power Changed World Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190245542
eISBN:
9780190245573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245542.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter studies ritual as constitutive and symptomatic of a political order and a mode of technics of politics. In such an approach, ritual rules and classifications are understood to fulfill ... More


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