The Resource Aztec city-state capitals, Michael E. Smith ; foreword by Marilyn A. Masson and John W. Janusek

Aztec city-state capitals, Michael E. Smith ; foreword by Marilyn A. Masson and John W. Janusek

Label
Aztec city-state capitals
Title
Aztec city-state capitals
Statement of responsibility
Michael E. Smith ; foreword by Marilyn A. Masson and John W. Janusek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aztec City-State Capitals advances Mesoamerican scholarship by focusing attention on the urban centers outside the empire's capital of Tenochtitlan. Dozens of smaller cities were central hubs of political, economic, and religious life, integral to the grand infrastructure of the Aztec empire. Through this detailed examination, Michael E. Smith demonstrates the synchronicity of politics and urban design within the Aztec realm."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Michael Ernest
Dewey number
972.00973/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.76.U74
LC item number
S56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancient cities of the new world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aztecs
  • Aztec architecture
  • Aztecs
  • City planning
  • City-states
  • Mexico
Label
Aztec city-state capitals, Michael E. Smith ; foreword by Marilyn A. Masson and John W. Janusek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-247) and index
Contents
1. City and society in Aztec central Mexico. What is a city? ; The four dimensions of Mesoamerican urbanism ; Theoretical approach ; Aztec society and Aztec cities ; Sources of evidence ; Historical context : Toltecs and Aztecs -- 2. The roster of Aztec cities. Early Aztec capitals ; Major late Aztec capitals ; Other cities in the Basin of Mexico ; Cities in Morelos ; Cities in other valleys ; Small towns ; Isolated temples and ritual compounds ; The imperial capital -- 3. The founding of cities and dynasties. Aztec concepts of cities and urbanism ; Identity politics : Chichimecs and Toltecs ; Chichimecs from the North ; Foundation rituals ; The Toltec heritage ; Organization of the Altepetl -- 4. Public architecture and the urban townscape. Construction materials and methods ; Single-temple pyramids ; Double-temple pyramids ; Circular temples ; Ballcourts ; Shrines ; Portable altars and sacrificial stones ; Palaces ; Other public buildings ; Urban public architecture -- 5. Form, meaning, and urban planning. Urban planning in ancient cities ; Aztec urban planning ; Levels of meaning in the built environment ; High-level meanings : cosmology and the Gods ; High-level meanings : astronomical alignments ; Architectural communication and middle-level meanings ; Form and meaning in the Aztec townscape -- 6. Life in Aztec cities. The size of cities ; Social classes ; Public life : townscape interaction ; Private life : houses and households ; Public life, private life, and civic ritual ; Rural and urban ; Aztec urban life -- 7. Cities and their hinterlands : urban functions. Farming and urban food supply ; Markets and commerce ; Craft production ; Cities as religious centers ; Education and elite culture ; Urban functions and the Altepetl -- 8. Cities, city-states, and Aztec urbanism. Aztec cities as political capitals ; Kings, nobles, commoners, and cities : insights from political economy ; Models, reality, and the destruction of archaeological sites ; Aztec cities and the Mesoamerican urban tradition ; The functional approach to ancient urbanism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 255 p.
Isbn
9780813032450
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007051493
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2429356-01umb_inst
  • 2456028
  • (Sirsi) i9780813032450
  • (OCoLC)185033302
Label
Aztec city-state capitals, Michael E. Smith ; foreword by Marilyn A. Masson and John W. Janusek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-247) and index
Contents
1. City and society in Aztec central Mexico. What is a city? ; The four dimensions of Mesoamerican urbanism ; Theoretical approach ; Aztec society and Aztec cities ; Sources of evidence ; Historical context : Toltecs and Aztecs -- 2. The roster of Aztec cities. Early Aztec capitals ; Major late Aztec capitals ; Other cities in the Basin of Mexico ; Cities in Morelos ; Cities in other valleys ; Small towns ; Isolated temples and ritual compounds ; The imperial capital -- 3. The founding of cities and dynasties. Aztec concepts of cities and urbanism ; Identity politics : Chichimecs and Toltecs ; Chichimecs from the North ; Foundation rituals ; The Toltec heritage ; Organization of the Altepetl -- 4. Public architecture and the urban townscape. Construction materials and methods ; Single-temple pyramids ; Double-temple pyramids ; Circular temples ; Ballcourts ; Shrines ; Portable altars and sacrificial stones ; Palaces ; Other public buildings ; Urban public architecture -- 5. Form, meaning, and urban planning. Urban planning in ancient cities ; Aztec urban planning ; Levels of meaning in the built environment ; High-level meanings : cosmology and the Gods ; High-level meanings : astronomical alignments ; Architectural communication and middle-level meanings ; Form and meaning in the Aztec townscape -- 6. Life in Aztec cities. The size of cities ; Social classes ; Public life : townscape interaction ; Private life : houses and households ; Public life, private life, and civic ritual ; Rural and urban ; Aztec urban life -- 7. Cities and their hinterlands : urban functions. Farming and urban food supply ; Markets and commerce ; Craft production ; Cities as religious centers ; Education and elite culture ; Urban functions and the Altepetl -- 8. Cities, city-states, and Aztec urbanism. Aztec cities as political capitals ; Kings, nobles, commoners, and cities : insights from political economy ; Models, reality, and the destruction of archaeological sites ; Aztec cities and the Mesoamerican urban tradition ; The functional approach to ancient urbanism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 255 p.
Isbn
9780813032450
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007051493
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2429356-01umb_inst
  • 2456028
  • (Sirsi) i9780813032450
  • (OCoLC)185033302

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