Publisher description for The lords of Tetzcoco : the transformation of indigenous rule in postconquest central Mexico / Bradley Benton, North Dakota State University.


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Tetzcoco was one of the most important cities of the prehispanic Aztec Empire. When the Spaniards arrived in 1519, the indigenous hereditary nobles that governed Tetzcoco faced both opportunities and challenges and were forced to adapt from the very moment of contact. This book examines how the city's nobility navigated this tumultuous period of conquest and colonialism, and negotiated a place for themselves under Spanish rule. Various forces and issues, such as changing access to economic resources, interethnic marriage, and intra-familial conflict, transformed Tetzcoco's ruling family into colonial subjects. Chapters in the book examine the various transformations that occurred over time to conclude with an overall understanding of how this city and its rulers were permanently changed after the Spanish conquest.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Texcoco de Mora (Mexico) -- History.
Texcoco de Mora (Mexico) -- Social life and customs.
Indigenous peoples -- Mexico -- Texcoco de Mora -- History.
Families of royal descent -- Mexico -- Texcoco de Mora -- History.
Aztecs -- Mexico -- Texcoco de Mora -- History.
Colonists -- Mexico -- Texcoco de Mora -- History.
Mexico -- History -- Spanish colony, 1540-1810.