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Jose Luis de Rojas

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813042206

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813042206.001.0001

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The Rise and Fall of the Mexica Capital

The Rise and Fall of the Mexica Capital

(p.22) 3 The Rise and Fall of the Mexica Capital

José Luis De Rojas

University Press of Florida

This chapter describes Tenochtitlan under Tepanec dominion and how it grew in regional importance until it was strong enough to throw off Azcapotzalco's rule and become the seat of an empire. The exploits of the Mexica governors are described here. The chapter concludes with the Spaniards’ arrival.

Keywords:   political independence, growth of the Aztec Empire, Mexica governors, expansion of the Aztec Empire, Spaniards, conquest, Tepanec, Azcapotzalco

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