Tenochtitlan (Aztec): Geography and Culture

  • Lilia Lizama Aranda
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_1677-2

The terms “geography” and “culture” for the people of Tenochtitlan entail the development of a culture whose diversity and richness in ecosystems, species, and genes is derived from climatic, geologic, and relief conditions. Developing an identity according to the resources in which it takes place therefore is an argument based on interpretation of a culture on the basis of concepts and ideas that may belong to another culture being used to interpret this one. Therefore, the names used by authors – such as gods, empires, or nobility – might be not right. Nonetheless, authors have strived to become quite objective for their interpretations, yet have to rely on this use. We owe the peoples of this valley, the geography, and thereby their gods, for leaving behind a legacy to be learned, yet to be understood (aside from simple concepts), and yet to be compared with one another.

Introduction

According to Flores Garcia, consideration of the Aztec culture – when it is about power and law –...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lilia Lizama Aranda
    • 1
  1. 1.Manejo Cultural Research Center, Faculty of Anthropological SciencesUniversity of Quintana RooPuerto MorelosMexico

Section editors and affiliations

  • Marcel Otte
    • 1
  1. 1.Service of PrehistoryUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium