The Aztecs: A Tributary Empire
David K. Jordan
- Mexico: The Layout
- The Word Aztec
- Mexico Before the Aztecs: Teotihuácan
- Mexico Before the Aztecs: The Toltecs
- Enter the Mexica
- Mexica Life
- Becoming Aztecs: Instant Aristocracy
- Chimap-popóca: How Being Cute Changed History
- Tlacahélel, the Woman Snake
- Tlacahélel's Early Policies (1430-1455)
- Tlacahélel's Later Policies (1455-1500)
- Nourishing the Sun and "Flowery Wars"
- Tlacahélel's Sumptuary Laws
- Teaching Kids To Kill
- Debunking Where Debunking Is Due
- The Templo Mayor
- The Fall of Tenochtítlan
- Conclusion: Tribute & Tributary Empires
- Critical Appendix I: Our Sources
- Critical Appendix II: Classical Náhuatl, the Aztec Language
I am most grateful to many students and colleagues who have offered comments and corrections on this essay over the years, and especially to Nancy Friedlander for her thoughtful views and eagle-eyed proof-reading.
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