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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


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


When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World

Mark I. Wallace

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281329
eISBN:
9780823284955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281329.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

At one time, God was a bird. In ancient Egypt, Thoth was the Ibis-headed divinity of magic and wisdom. Winged divine beings—griffins and harpies—populated the pantheon of Greek antiquity, and ... More


“Christ Appeared”: Material Religion and the Conquest of Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1543 the Cristo Aparecido appeared to the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, and to the community of newly converted indigenous Christians of the pueblo of Totolapan (in modern-day Morelos, ... More


Performance and Penance: The Cristo and Christian Evangelization in New Spain

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In the sixteenth century, the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, employed the Cristo Aparecido as an instrument for the conversion and evangelization of the indigenous Christians of Morelos, ... More


Return of the Cultural Hero

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter studies how the death of heroes is undone in myths through resurrection, reconstitution, reawakening, mistaken or assumed identity, exile or hiding, ascension into heaven, mysterious ... More


Culture Without Mind: Sociobiology and Group Selection

SCOTT ATRAN

in In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178036
eISBN:
9780199850112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178036.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores how an intentional (goal-directed) and affective sense of agency can extend to nonhuman elements of the surrounding environment, creating intimacy with and care for Nature. ... 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


Human Sacrifice and Two Imaginative Worlds, Aztec and Christian: Finding God in Evil

David Brown

in Sacrifice and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659289
eISBN:
9780191764752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659289.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the human sacrifices of the Aztecs from a Christian theological point of view. The question then is what such cultural practice can tell us about the relationship between God’s ... More


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


Ripples across generations and nations in Mayan pregnancy and childbirth

Barbara Rogoff

in Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195319903
eISBN:
9780199893744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319903.003.0087
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The pregnancy and birth practices of Mayan midwives and their patients reveal fascinating connections with ideas and practices from prior centuries. At the same time, the practices and their ... More


El Mexicano

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Western Europe and the United States have played leading roles in Mexico's story. That said, Mexican underdevelopment has two fathers, though one, the Spaniard, must bear the brunt of the ... More


Concubines and Cloth: Women and Weaving in Aztec Palaces and Colonial Mexico

Susan Toby Evans

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

In contrast to the few imperial palaces with dozens of wives and concubines, most polygynous households in the Aztec period were probably much more modest. Spain's conquest of the Aztec Empire ... More


The Approach to War

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book discusses Mesoamerica's military past. It also explores the role of war in Mesoamerican societies. It then places military matters in a broader social and historical context to show their ... More


The Aztec Era

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Most arms and armor used by the Aztecs were available to other groups, indicating the presence of a Mesoamerica-wide military industry. Aztecs were a relatively backward people by Mesoamerican ... More


Aztec, Missourian, Marguerite, and Congress

Rodney Carlisle

in Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037622
eISBN:
9780813041612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037622.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

Prior to the final decision of Congress, three more ships were sunk by German submarines: the Aztec, the Missourian, and the Marguerite. Word of the sinking of the first two reached Congress before ... More


Patterns of Warfare in Mesoamerica

Ross Hassig

in War and Society in Ancient Mesoamerica

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077348
eISBN:
9780520912281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077348.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Much of Mesoamerican trade was political, occurring under the protection of imperial domination. The relationship between economics and military expansion is frequently reciprocal, with the potential ... 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


Mythohistorical Interventions: The Chicano Movement and Its Legacies

Lee Bebout

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670864
eISBN:
9781452946917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670864.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book explores how myth and history impacted the social struggle of the Chicano movement and the postmovement years. Drawing on archival materials and political speeches as well as music and ... More


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