Aztec Imperial Strategies

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Frances Berdan
Dumbarton Oaks, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 392 pages
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"Based on a ten-week working seminar in 1986, offers new interpretations of the extent, organization, and imperial strategies of the Aztec empire. Analyzes data from the major chroniclers and from individual towns and places throughout the empire. Informa
  

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Contents

Political Organization of the Central Provinces
17
The Basin of Mexico Market System and the Growth of Empire
47
Art and Imperial Strategy in Tenochtitlan
85
Introduction to Part II
109
The Tributary Provinces
115
The Strategic Provinces
137
Aztec Presence and Material Remains in the Outer Provinces
151
Manuscript Painting in Service of Imperial Ideology
181
A Comparative Perspective
219
Data on Political Organization of the Aztec Empires Central Provinces
229
Data on Market Activities and Production Specializations of Tlatoani Centers
243
Province Descriptions
265
Bibliography
350
Indexes
375
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About the author (1996)

Frances F. Berdan is Professor Emerita of the Department of Anthropology of California State University, San Bernardino. She won the Outstanding Professor Award for the California State University system in 1982 83. She is author or editor of twelve books, including The Aztecs of Central Mexico (2nd edition, 2005), The Codex Mendoza (co-authored, 1992), Aztec Imperial Strategies (co-authored, 1996) and The Postclassic Mesoamerican World (co-edited, 2003). Her articles have been published in Scientific American, American Antiquity, Latin American Antiquity, Ancient Mesoamerica, and Arqueologia Mexicana.

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