Anth 141 missed lecture notes

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Anth 141 missed lecture notes 2/11/08 SPANISH CONQUEST End of post-classic transistion to historical colonial period Social and cultural revolution Why so easy to overthrow largest South American society? -weapon technology?, horses, return of Quezlyquoatl: all equally important factors CLASH OF CONTEXTS Context of Spanish conquest are important Similarities and differences between cultures and societies of Catholic Spaniards and Aztec Empire AZTEC CONTEXT Chichimec origins Entry into valley of Mexico Triple Alliance -Mexicans of Tenochtitlan -Acolhua of Texcoco (AZTEC EMIRE) -Tepanec of Tlacopan Mixeca initiates coupe, sets capital at tenochtitlan LAND OWNERSHIP Calpulli- basic unit -corporate land ownership -differential access based on lineage, status Private lands for public offices, elites Absolute control over land, ability to support and provide for family and oneself. TRIBUTE SYSTEM
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