The Nahuas after the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries

By James Lockhart | Go to book overview

Contents
Abbreviationsxiv
1 Introduction1
Views of Postconquest Nahua History2
Uses of Language5
Some Dimensions and Attributes of the Book9
Debts and Affinities12
2 Altepetl14
Basic Principles of Altepetl Organization15
Complex Altepetl20
The Sixteenth-Century Reorganization28
Town Government and Structure in the Later Colonial Period47
3 Household59
Terminology and Constitution of the Household Complex59
The Vocabulary of Kinship72
Hints of Household Interaction85
4 Social Differentiation94
Commoners96
Nobles, Lords, and Rulers102
General Changes in the Postconquest Era110
The Evolution of Naming Patterns117
The Persistence of an Upper Group130
5 Land and Living141
Land Tenure at Contact141
Land in Postconquest Times163
Economic Life and Material Culture176

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Tables ix
  • Figures xii
  • Abbreviations xiv
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Altepetl 14
  • 3 - Household 59
  • 4 - Social Differentiation 94
  • 5 - Land and Living 141
  • 6 - Religious Life 203
  • 8 - Ways of Writing 326
  • 9 - Forms of Expression 374
  • 10 - Conclusion 427
  • Appendixes 453
  • Notes 475
  • Glossary 607
  • Bibliography 613
  • Index 631
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