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  1. List in progress!

    This 2011 reading list for ARCL3045 is being added to: please also refer back to the previous list, found here:

    http://ls-tlss.ucl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/displaylist?module=11ARCL3045

  2. Introductory readings and online references 1 item
    1. The Aztecs - Smith, Michael Ernest 2012

      Book  Earlier versions can be used as contents and chapter headings remain similar

  3. Lecture 1 6 items
    Who were the Aztecs? Mesoamerican environments, sources
    1. Essential readings 3 items
      No readings, strictly speaking, are required for this lecture, but make sure to read at least one of the essential readings by week 2
      1. Aztec studies - Deborah L. Nichols, Susan Toby Evans 2010-4-1

        Article Essential

      2. Chapter 1: The Aztecs of Mesoamerica - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

    2. Other reading 3 items
      1. The Aztecs - Elizabeth Graham

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. The size of the Aztec city of Yautepec - Michael E. Smith, et al. March 1994

        Article  Also available as a digitised reading from http://ls-tlss.ucl.ac.uk/course-materials/ARCL3045_47483.pdf

  4. Lecture 2 3 items
    The Valley of Mexico and the rise of Aztec civilisation
    1. Essential readings 1 item
      Readings from Lecture 1 are still essential
      1. Chapter 2: The rise of Aztec civilisation - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

    2. Other reading 2 items
      1. The Aztecs: a history - Davies, Nigel 1973

        Book 

      2. Developmental implications of earlier dates for early Aztec in the Basin of Mexico - Jeffrey R. Parsons, Elizabeth Brumfiel, Mary Hodge 2008-10-10

        Article 

  5. Lecture 3 9 items
    Population, diet, farming systems, landscape
    1. Essential readings 2 items
      1. Chapter 3: People on the landscape - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

    2. Other reading 7 items
      1. Gardens on swamps - Pedro Armillas 1971

        Article 

      2. The chinampas of Mexico - Michael Coe July 1964

        Article  Also available as a digitised reading from http://ls-tlss.ucl.ac.uk/course-materials/ARCL3045_55339.pdf

  6. Lecture 4 10 items
    Crafts, markets and exchange
    1. Essential readings 2 items
      1. Chapter 4: Artisans and their wares - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

      2. Chapter 5: The commercial economy - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

    2. Optional recommended readings 8 items
      1. Chapter 3: Economic organisation - Frances Berdan

        Chapter 

      2. Chapter 9: Elite and utilitarian crafts in the Aztec State - Elizabeth M Brumfiel

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Otumba and its neighbors - Thomas H Charlton, Deborah L Nichols, Cynthia L. Otis Charlton 2001/02/07

        Article 

      4. Textile production in postclassic Cholula, Mexico - Sharisse D McCafferty, Geoffrey G. McCafferty 2000/09/08

        Article 

      5. Long-distance trade under the Aztec Empire: The archaeological evidence - Michael E. Smith 2008-10-10

        Article  Also available as a digitised reading from http://ls-tlss.ucl.ac.uk/course-materials/ARCL3045_47485.pdf

  7. Lecture 5 4 items
    Growing up, social roles, commoners and nobles
    1. Essential readings 1 item
      1. Chapter 6: Family and social class - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

    2. Other reading 3 items
      1. Chapter 3: Social structure and dynamics - Frances Berdan

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Chapter 4: Daily life - Frances Berdan

        Chapter 

      3. Ceramic indices of Aztec eliteness - Christopher P. Garraty 2001/02/07

        Article 

  8. Lecture 6 0 items
    Reading week : no readings
  9. Lecture 7 5 items
    Religion, gods, temples and ceremonies
      • Because your first essay is due this week, I will assign no readings. If you have time, however, see the required readings for week 8.
      • The guest lecturer, Dr Elizabeth Baquedano, also suggests that you take a look at the following:

    1. Aztecs - Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Felipe R. Solís Olguín, David Breur, Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain) 2002

      Book 

    2. Religion in pre-Hispanic Central Mexico - H.B. Nicholson

      Chapter  Digitised reading

    3. Introduction: The discovery of Aztec art - H.B. Nicholson

      Chapter 

  10. Lecture 8 10 items
    Aztec religion continued; writing, calendars, medicine, literature, poetry
    1. Essential readings 2 items
      1. Chapter 6: Religious organisation and belief - Frances Berdan

        Chapter Essential

      2. Chapter 9: Creation, death and the gods - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Other reading 2 items
      1. Aztec and Maya myths - Taube, Karl A. 1993

        Book 

    3. Other readings: specific papers of religious topics 4 items
      1. The "Coatlicues" at the Templo Mayor - Elizabeth H. Boone 2000/09/08

        Article 

      2. Archaeological deposits from the Aztec new fire ceremony - Christina M Elson, Michael E. Smith 2002/01/11

        Article 

    4. Other readings: on astronomy 2 items
      1. Moctezuma's sky: Aztec astronomy and ritual - Anthony F. Aveni

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Skywatchers of ancient Mexico - Aveni, Anthony F. c1980

        Book 

  11. Lectures 9 and 10 11 items
    City-states, imperial strategies , cities, towns and Tenochtitlan
    1. Essential readings for Lecture 9 3 items
      1. Chapter 7: City-state and empire - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

      2. Chapter 8: Cities and urban planning - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential

    2. Essential readings for Lecture 10 2 items
      1. Subject states and tribute provinces: The Aztec empire in the northern Valley of Mexico - Frederic Hicks 2010-10-18

        Article Essential Also available as a digitised reading here: http://ls-tlss.ucl.ac.uk/course-materials/ARCL3045_47486.pdf

    3. Other readings: also useful for essays 6 items
      1. The 2:2:1 tribute distribution in the triple alliance - Hjørdis Nielsen 2008-10-10

        Article  Also available as a digitised reading from http://ls-tlss.ucl.ac.uk/course-materials/ARCL3045_47472.pdf

  12. Lecture 11 4 items
    The conquest by Spain
    1. Essential readings 2 items
      1. Chapter 12: Final glory, conquest, and legacy - Michael Ernest Smith

        Chapter Essential This is Chapter 11 "Final glory and destruction" in the 1996 edition

    2. Other reading 2 items
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