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Hispanic American Historical Review (1975) 55 (4): 772–774.
Published: 01 November 1975
...H. B. Nicholson A thorough critique and discussion of all questionable passages in A Rain of Darts: The Mexica Aztecs— which would include considerable attention to the more “ethnographic” sections—would consume many pages. In the brief space allotted, I have attempted to point out a few...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1995) 75 (3): 467–468.
Published: 01 August 1995
... Hartau, and Marie-Louise Heimann-Koenen (Tepetenchic and Molotlan). The third study also touches on the roles of priests in Mexica society, the redistribution of prestige goods to provision priests and to service the gods, the intrinsic symbolic content of these goods, and their use in religious...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2021) 101 (3): 508–509.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Townsend has made the extraordinary happen. She has written a chronological history of the Mexica (Aztecs) from their origins into the sixteenth century relying principally on documents that they themselves generated. Bookshelves of those of us who study the Mexica are replete with titles that begin...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2020) 100 (3): 555–556.
Published: 01 August 2020
... with a more general interest in the history and religion of Mesoamerican cultures, as it offers a comprehensive view of the main sources and the ritual life of the Aztecs. In the second case, the hypothesis according to which the Mexicas moved the New Fire ceremony from the first month of the year...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1977) 57 (2): 334–335.
Published: 01 May 1977
... order of the governing and the governed, with distinct educational systems. The calmécac of the mexicas existed for the sons of the ruling nobility who were subjected to a severely ascetic discipline designed to prepare them for administration, a military career, or for the priesthood...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2003) 83 (2): 392–393.
Published: 01 May 2003
... for this “particularly negative and repetitive” (p. 89) representation of the Mexica lies in the political context within which the Historia verdadera was produced. Pointing out that Díaz was present at the 1550–51 Valladolid debate on the nature of Native Americans, Mund proposes that Díaz’s principal reason...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2014) 94 (4): 685–686.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... Located in the modern state of Guerrero, Tlapa-Tlachinollan was associated with the Tlapanec people and came under Mexica control in the fifteenth century. A number of important pictorial documents, recording an array of historical, genealogical, and tributary information, are associated with the region...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2008) 88 (4): 573–606.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the Acolhua tribal group that settled in the Valley of Mexico on the east side of Lake Texcoco in the thirteenth century. In 1427, the leader of the Texcocans, Nezahualcoyotl, formed the Aztec Alliance with the Mexica of Tenochtitlán, the city-state founded on an island in the middle of the Valley of Mexico...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2010) 90 (3): 527–529.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... Because the notion of patriarchy is often uncritically applied to the Mexica and to Nahuas more broadly, a counteranalysis emphasizing complementarity offers insight. The Mexica warrior discourse demeaned women, yet a practical consequence of warfare was that women played important social and economic...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2016) 96 (4): 726–727.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., both controlled from Tenochtitlan. There, the Mexica used a tribute network to reward their partners in successful military campaigns with land and allocations of tribute, and employed a network of regional political centers to “facilitat[e] military campaigns, public works, and other imperial...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1989) 69 (1): 171.
Published: 01 February 1989
... , 184 . Cloth . $38.00 . Copyright 1989 by Duke University Press 1989 The most important structure in the Aztec world was the Templo Mayor or Great Temple, situated in the heart of their capital, the city of Tenochtitlán. It symbolized Mexica political power and was the center...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1999) 79 (4): 740–741.
Published: 01 November 1999
..., Graulich does partially avoid a final form of typical structuralist fragmentation—the separation of myths from the specificity of their social, historical, and political contexts and uses. Graulich’s insightful discussion of Mexica myths of Tollan and of the Mexica migration demonstrates how...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2005) 85 (4): 691–693.
Published: 01 November 2005
... At this point, Florescano indicates the complexity of Mexica mythology when he adverts that the Mixtec god of wind, a creator god called Ehecatl, became identified with Quetzalcoatl. In this manifestation, the god was represented as a man wearing a projecting beaklike mask and a conical hat. Moreover...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2017) 97 (1): 143–144.
Published: 01 February 2017
... participants as conquistadores in their own right and on diverse indigenous views of the transition to colonial rule. In contrast to book 12 of the Florentine Codex, which presents the story from the position of the besieged Mexica, and to the many primary and secondary sources that, intentionally...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1992) 72 (3): 418–419.
Published: 01 August 1992
..., Inga Clendinnen proposes to reveal the collective psyche—the characteristic sensibilities, emotions, and attitudes—of the Mexica Aztecs of early sixteenth-century Mexico. She derives her interpretation from information contained in the Florentine Codex , an Aztec encyclopedia compiled by a Franciscan...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2009) 89 (3): 514–515.
Published: 01 August 2009
... extreme stands Moteuczoma, the fearful and passive Aztec leader who abandoned himself to the eight omens that anticipated what was to come, thus bearing the guilt of Mexica’s defeat. On the other end looms Cortés, the brave hero famous not only for decimating a resistance that outnumbered the Spanish...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (1998) 78 (3): 496–497.
Published: 01 August 1998
...Frances F. Berdan Throughout, this book emphasizes the importance of viewing the empire (typically called the Aztec Empire) as composed of three dynamically intertwined polities: the Mexica or Colhua-Mexica of Tenochtitlan, the Acolhua of Texcoco, and the Tepaneca of Tlacopan. Consistent...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2019) 99 (1): 153–154.
Published: 01 February 2019
... in the Basin of Mexico, and how they moved from producers to consumers. Kenneth Hirth, Sarah Imfeld, and Colin Hirth examine a 1560 tribute census to understand who long-distance merchants were. In the second section, Berdan's own contribution, “The Economics of Mexica Religious Performance,” offers...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2015) 95 (3): 509–511.
Published: 01 August 2015
... makes are the following. First, she shows that Mexica regal insignia have a deep connection to symbols of power dating back not just to Tula and the Tolteca but to Teotihuacan and the Classic period Maya. Second, she convincingly demonstrates varieties of dynastic ornamentation among the rulerships...
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Hispanic American Historical Review (2022) 102 (3): 538–539.
Published: 01 August 2022
... champions of the humanist rhetorical tradition in New Spain. He was able to build on a long Indigenous tradition of oratorical culture nurtured in the pre-Columbian Mexica calmécac , academies for educating the male offspring of the Nahua elite. After the fall of the Mexica empire to the Spanish invaders...