9780826357120-0826357121-Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire

Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire

ISBN-13: 9780826357120
ISBN-10: 0826357121
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hassig, Ross
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 200 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826357120
ISBN-10: 0826357121
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hassig, Ross
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Format: Paperback 200 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hassig, Ross wrote Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire comprising 200 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0826357121 and 9780826357120. Since then Polygamy and the Rise and Demise of the Aztec Empire textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This provocative examination of Aztec marriage practices offers a powerful analysis of the dynamics of society and politics in Mexico before and after the Spanish conquest. The author surveys what it means to be polygynous by comparing the practice in other cultures, past and present, and he uses its demographic consequences to flesh out this understudied topic in Aztec history. Polygyny provided Aztec women with opportunities for upward social mobility. It also led to increased migration to Tenochtitlan and influenced royal succession as well as united the empire. Surprisingly, the shift to monogamy that the Aztecs experienced in a single generation took over a millennium to occur in Europe. Hassig's analysis sheds new light on the conquest, showing that the imposition of monogamy--rather than military might, as earlier scholars have assumed--was largely responsible for the strong and rapid Spanish influence on Aztec society.

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