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Mexico City through History and Culture

Linda A. Newson and John King (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

These chapters celebrate Mexico City as a centre of cultural creativity, diversity and dynamism; trace its history from the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan to the present day; and explore ... More


The Pre-Columbian City: Tenochtitlan: the First Mexico City

WARWICK BRAY

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter attempts to visualize how Tenochtitlan may have looked and functioned before the Spanish invasion. This usually assumed barbaric society with a culture of sacrificing thousand of ... More


Introduction

LINDA A. NEWSON and JOHN P. KING

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This volume was a result of a symposium that discussed the history and culture of Mexico. It focuses on the city's culture and history and presents specific perspectives derived from the observant ... More


The Poetic City: From the Consecration to the Degradation of Spring: the Poet in the Street

VICENTE QUIRARTE

in Mexico City through History and Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the ways in which the poet and poetry have traced the invisible map of Mexico City and how this literary art protected and strengthened memories while also helping the Mexicans ... More


Activities 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/9780813042206.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Tenochca had many different occupations. Many were employed in construction, while others worked to process raw materials of various kinds. Most occupations fell into the category of services: ... More


A Visit to Tenochtitlan

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/9780813042206.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter deals with the city's religious buildings and their uses, the palaces and the houses, Motecuhzoma's zoo, and the huge markets where everything imaginable could be purchased. The ... More


Supply and Distribution

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/9780813042206.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter mainly focuses on the needs and activities of Tenochtitlan's denizens, including the supply of food and fresh water, the systems of transportation and storage, and the tribute system and ... More


The Construction of a Metropolis

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/9780813042206.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter deals with the construction of the city, specifically its streets and neighborhoods. The geographic extent of the city is a key point, and the communications system and population ... More


What Happened to the Mexican Miracle?

Frans J. Schryer

in They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453144
eISBN:
9780801455124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453144.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter provides a historical background of the Alto Balsas. The Alto Balsas, named after a section of the Balsas River, consists of eighteen towns located on both sides of that river. This area ... 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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