Essays Tagged: "aztec empire"

The history of the Aztec Indians and how they succeded in being as great as they were

The AztecsThe Aztec Indians, who are known for theirdomination of southern and central Mexico, ruled bet ... tween the14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived fromAzatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also callthemselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlanbranch of the Uto-Azteca ... allthemselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlanbranch of the Uto-Aztecan family.The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilizationoccurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lak ...

(2 pages) 94 0 3.0 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Broken Spears. Speaks of the conquest of the Aztec empire

The conquest of the Aztec empire can be seen as a collision between two diverse societies whose cultural differences are ... two worlds. Spaniards had the intention of territorial expansion and wealth accumulation while the Aztecs had intentions of maintaining their livelihood. Three of the most substantial factors that re ... was based primarily on gold. This was what ultimately drove to the Spaniards to the destruction of Aztec empire. To the Aztec Indians, the value of precious metals/rare objects was highly prized. The ...

(6 pages) 154 1 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec society, the great pyramid of Tenochtitlan

An example of monumental archetecture within the Aztec society is the great pyramid ofTenochtitlan. It was created by the revered speaker Montecuzoma ... yramid ofTenochtitlan. It was created by the revered speaker Montecuzoma I, who was the ruler ofthe Aztecs in 1466. The pyramid was not finished until the rule of Montecuzoma II,around 1508. (Carrasco ... le of Montecuzoma II,around 1508. (Carrasco, Moctezumas Mexico, Pg 49.)The pyramid was known to the Aztecs as the 'icpac tlamanacali,' or The Great Pyramid.It's base was square, and 150 yards to a sid ...

(6 pages) 150 0 3.9 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall?

Did the Expansion of the Aztec Empire Lead to Their Downfall?The Aztec Indians originated from a place called Aztlan, somewhe ... ans originated from a place called Aztlan, somewhere in north or northwest Mexico. At that time the Aztecs were a small, nomadic tribe living in the border territory on the margins of civilized Mesoam ... ized Mesoamerica. (see map I) In the 13th century they settled in the valley of central Mexico. The Aztecs finally found refuge on a small island in Lake Texcoco, where about 1345, they founded the to ...

(5 pages) 126 1 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Montezuma II: Was it the right decision? An essay on Montezuma and the decision he made concerning him allowing Cortez to come into his sovereignty.

Montezuma's decision to welcome Hernan Cortes with open hands, turned out to be a fatal one for the Aztec Empire. Montezuma had to make one of two choices, allow the "gods" to come in to their land or ... s men looted the country, then settled the country, tore down its sacrificial altars, replacing the Aztec ritual with Christianity, and brought European government to the New World. The Spaniards were ...

(3 pages) 63 0 4.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

A Glimpse at the mighty structures of the past

n the past a cultures buildings and Architecture served as a sign of power wealth and prestige. The Aztecs were able to construct marvelous buildings and temples, which still stand to this day. In a s ... and to this day. In a sense the Aztec can be compared to Ancient Rome at its time of greatness, The Aztec Empire ruled as a powerful influence over surrounding areas. Its architecture serves as a demo ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec culture.

travel through Mexico you run straight into the Valley of Mexico. The valley of Mexico is where the Aztec Empire was mainly located from the early 1600's. In the Valley of Mexico there was no natural ... olcanic Cordillera and its intense volcanism and frequent earthquakes due to these altercations the Aztec Empire was forced into using the chinampas or "Floating Gardens" to produce food. The chinampa ...

(4 pages) 80 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

How and why the Azkecs made sacrifices.

Aztecs, and their sacrificesIn the early summer of 1521, sixty-two of the Spanish army's companions ... s was the only time this ritual was witnessed by Europeans, shortly after the Spanish took over the Aztec empire. Ever since then, the exact number of sacrifices made is unknown. 20,000 a year is a co ... s a common estimate.Scientist can only guess why these sacrifices were made. Once guess is that the Aztec religion required the sacrifices, basically their gods demanded them, frequently as well. Alth ...

(2 pages) 53 2 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

"The Broken Spears" by Miguel Leon-Portilla.

s the reader with a chronological account of the events that lead up to the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire in Mexico. Portilla takes the approach of discussing the entire war, battle by battle. ... explain the four major aspects of the war that they feel ultimately led to the demise of the great Aztec Empire. They strongly believe that firearms, disease, differing world views, and internal divi ...

(7 pages) 216 1 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Transatlantic Encounters.

ed by the insatiability greed for land/gold by the European explorers. Cortez's annihilation of the Aztec Empire, Pizarro destruction of the Inca Empire, and the disease epidemics spread from the whit ... of the aboriginal people.One major blow to the natives of the Americas was Cortez's invasion of the Aztec Empire. In less than two years Cortez conquered the Aztec Kingdom and enslaved the people to m ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Aztec Indians

The Aztec Indians, who are known for their domination of southern and central Mexico, ruled between the ... een the 14th and 16th centuries. Their name is derived from Azatlan, the homeland of the north. The Aztecs also call themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the Uto-Azte ... l themselves Mexica and there language came from the Nahuatlan branch of the Uto-Aztecan family.The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards La ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Hernando Cortéz

Cortés, Hernán or Cortez, Hernando (1485-1547), Spanish explorer and conqueror of the Aztec Empire of Mexico. Cortés was born in Medellín, Extremadura. He studied law at th ... ly the horses filled the natives with awe. From the natives of Tabasco Cortés learned of the Aztec Empire and its ruler, Montezuma II. Cortés took numerous captives, one of whom, Malinch ...

(5 pages) 58 1 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Mexicans and their soical issues they face. Talk about their history, culture, family life, and social issues. Includes bibliography

The people of Mexico reflect the country's rich history. The Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire in the early 16th century soon led to widespread intermarriage and racial mixing betwee ...

(7 pages) 327 1 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Geography of the Ancient Aztecs

The Aztecs were an Indian people who began as a migrant tribe. This means that they were always searchin ... le. Their tribes were descendents of people who came from Siberia and Alaska during the ice age.The Aztecs were originally made up of nomadic hunters. They wandered for centuries until they reached no ... rthern Mexico. Here they searched for fertile land that had the potential to be farmed. In 1325 the Aztecs settled on a marshy island near the western tip of Lake Texacoco. They began to build a new c ...

(1 pages) 21336 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Aztec Empire History.

The center of the Aztec civilization was the Valley of Mexico, a huge, oval basin about 7,500 feet above sea level. Th ... ands there was only one piece of land to farm on and it was totally surrounded by more marshes. The Aztec families somehow converted these disadvantages to a mighty empire known as the Aztec Empire. P ... e say the empire was partially formed by a deeply believed legend. As the legend went, it said that Aztec people would create an empire in a swampy place where they would see an eagle eating a snake, ...

(5 pages) 51 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The rise of the Aztec Empire

The Aztecs were a nomadic, native American tribe that resided in the Valley of Mexico from the 1200s to ... s. After exploring most of the Valley of Mexico, they settled down and started farming in 1345. The Aztecs built a huge empire and were ahead of their time in some aspects. However, in 1519, a Spanish ... d Hernando Cortes led a force of 300 men to Yucatan. This signified the beginning of the end of the Aztec empire, due to the conquistadors' lust for gold and the destructive role that religion played. ...

(5 pages) 39 0 4.8 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

AZTECS

AZTECS The Aztecs came from Azatlan which is the mythical place of origin(Aztecs of Lost Civilizatio ... the mythical place of origin(Aztecs of Lost Civilization). Huizilopochtli, the god of war, told the Aztecs to leave Azatlan and wander until they saw an eagle perched on a cactus growing out of a rock ... and wander until they saw an eagle perched on a cactus growing out of a rock and eating a snake(Los Aztecas). The Aztecs traveled many years to find the legend and finally found it while at Lake Texco ...

(4 pages) 28 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

The Rise And Fall Of The Aztec Empire

The Aztec Empire In Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of Conquest of Mexico, author Michael Leon- Portill ... of Mexico, author Michael Leon- Portilla gives his readers a horrid account of the downfall of the Aztec empire by the Spaniards. The Aztecs occupied what we today call Mexico. They lived in what was ... itlan which was their capitol. This part of the land was taken over by Hernando Cortes in 1521. The Aztec empire was a very forceful nation that was feared by all of their allies. Cortes landed on the ...

(2 pages) 20 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Cortez and The Fall Of The Aztec Empire

In the year 1519, the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan was the largest city in the world. Within three years of this time how ... Tenochtitlan was the largest city in the world. Within three years of this time however, the entire Aztec empire had been brought to an end at the hand of a man named Hernan Cortez and only 600 his Sp ... ion to occur. Upon doing some investigating, one may find that it was not one thing that caused the Aztecs to perish, but a group of circumstances together that were responsible. First it is important ...

(9 pages) 73 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Pre-Columbian Art: The role of art in the Aztec Religion

raditions ranging in time from 2500 B.C. - A.D. 1521, and features works from the widely recognized Aztec and Maya of Mesoamerica, Chimú and Muisca of Andean South America, and Nicoya and Atlan ... objects include a finely worked serpentine figure of Olmec mastery, elegant portrayals of Maya and Aztec noblewomen showcasing the integral roles women played in the social, political, economic, and ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art