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The Resource The death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the life of Mexico City, Barbara E. Mundy, (electronic resource)

The death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the life of Mexico City, Barbara E. Mundy, (electronic resource)

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The death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the life of Mexico City
Title
The death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the life of Mexico City
Statement of responsibility
Barbara E. Mundy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The capital of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan, was, in its era, one of the largest cities in the world. Built on an island in the middle of a shallow lake, its population numbered perhaps 150,000, with another 350,000 people in the urban network clustered around the lake shores. In 1521, at the height of Tenochtitlan's power, which extended over much of Central Mexico, Hernando Cortés and his followers conquered the city. Cortés boasted to King Charles V of Spain that Tenochtitlan was "destroyed and razed to the ground." But was it?Drawing on period representations of the city in sculptures, texts, and maps, The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the Life of Mexico City builds a convincing case that this global capital remained, through the sixteenth century, very much an Amerindian city. Barbara E. Mundy foregrounds the role the city's indigenous peoples, the Nahua, played in shaping Mexico City through the construction of permanent architecture and engagement in ceremonial actions. She demonstrates that the Aztec ruling elites, who retained power even after the conquest, were instrumental in building and then rebuilding the city. Mundy shows how the Nahua entered into mutually advantageous alliances with the Franciscans to maintain the city's sacred nodes. She also focuses on the practical and symbolic role of the city's extraordinary waterworks—the product of a massive ecological manipulation begun in the fifteenth century—to reveal how the Nahua struggled to maintain control of water resources in early Mexico City.--
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Mundy, Barbara E
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
  • Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
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  • Nahuas
  • Aztecs
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Sacred space
  • Architecture
  • Water-supply
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
Label
The death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the life of Mexico City, Barbara E. Mundy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7560/766563
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on spelling and translations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Water and the sacred city -- Chapter 3: The Tlatoani in Tenochtitlan -- Chapter 4: The city in the conquest's wake -- Chapter 5: Huanitzin recenters the city -- Chapter 6: Forgetting Tenochtitlan -- Chapter 7: Place-names in Mexico-Tenochtitlan -- Chapter 8: Axes in the city -- Chapter 9: Water and Altepetl in the late sixteenth-century city -- Chapter 10: Remembering Tenochtitlan
Control code
ybp12198452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780292766570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910916534
Label
The death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, the life of Mexico City, Barbara E. Mundy, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7560/766563
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-234) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on spelling and translations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Water and the sacred city -- Chapter 3: The Tlatoani in Tenochtitlan -- Chapter 4: The city in the conquest's wake -- Chapter 5: Huanitzin recenters the city -- Chapter 6: Forgetting Tenochtitlan -- Chapter 7: Place-names in Mexico-Tenochtitlan -- Chapter 8: Axes in the city -- Chapter 9: Water and Altepetl in the late sixteenth-century city -- Chapter 10: Remembering Tenochtitlan
Control code
ybp12198452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780292766570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910916534

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