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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


The Mexicas’ Search for a Home

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/9780813042206.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Mexica were a nomadic people. They wandered Mesoamerica until founding a city as vassals of Tepanec Azcapotzalco. This chapter explains how our understanding of this history is biased by the ... 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 Spanish-Mexica War

David M. Carballo

in Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190864354
eISBN:
9780197503829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864354.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Latin American History

The decisive Spanish-Mexica war is covered in this chapter. The war lasted for close to two years but alternated between periods of uneasy diplomacy with the Great Speaker Moctezuma and other Mexica ... More


The Rise of Gangsterism and Charrismo: Labor Violence and the Postrevolutionary Mexican State

Marcos Aguila and Jeffrey Bortz

in Violence, Coercion, and State-Making in Twentieth-Century Mexico: The Other Half of the Centaur

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781589
eISBN:
9780804784474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781589.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on labor violence in Mexico and examines some fundamental continuities and changes in the state between 1920 and 1960. In particular, it looks at two important episodes: the ... More


Tenochtitlán and Cuzco

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter explores the history and architecture of Tenochtitlán, Mexico, and Cuzco, Peru. The city of Tenochtitlán was the center of the Mexica empire while the Inca empire centered on Cuzco. Both ... More


Other Ways of Being Human

Greg Anderson

in The Realness of Things Past: Ancient Greece and Ontological History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190886646
eISBN:
9780190886677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190886646.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

To open Part Two (“The Many Real Worlds of the Past”), the book begins its ethical case for an ontological turn in history by establishing the past’s extraordinary ontological diversity. Drawing on a ... More


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