The Aztec Aristocracy in Colonial Mexico

  title={The Aztec Aristocracy in Colonial Mexico},
  author={Charles Gibson},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={169 - 196}
  • Charles Gibson
  • Published 1 January 1960
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
The student of Aztec “aristocracy” in its colonial period (1519–1810) confronts an historical situation of which the abstract conditions are familiar from other (and often much better known) instances of conquest and long-term adaptation. Romans and Barbarians, Moslems and Christians, Whites and Negroes, and additional examples will immediately suggest themselves. The situation is one wherein a given society, previously independent, suffers subjugation under an external society to the extent… 
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