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3 (Aztec_emperors) - The Time of the Tlatoanis Aztec...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style The Time of the Tlatoanis Aztec Emperors of the 15th century
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Early Aztec Emperors Maintained limited powers Served the Tepanec Kingdom Learned about Toltec traditions Death of Tezozomoc creates a power vacuum to be filled by Aztecs
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Aztec Tlatoanis (1367-1520)
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Tenochtitlan Foundation Myth
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Itzcoatl (1427-40) The “Obsidian Serpent” Aztecs destroy Tepanec Kingdom Promotes arts and literature Propaganda campaign started by Tlacaelel Main adviser to Itzcoatl and future emperors Revises history with “book burnings” Aztecs seen as heirs to Toltec traditions
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Moctezuma I (1440-69) Tenochtitlan enters “Triple Alliance” with Texcoco and Tlacopan “Flower Wars” are initiated for capturing sacrificial victims Survival during drought period confirms legitimacy of Aztec “divine mission”
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Human Sacrifice
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Axayacatl (1469-81) Son of Moctezuma Tlatelolco subdued by Tenochtitlan
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