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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


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


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


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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