Aztec society was clearly stratified and had many levels, but the common bonds of perpetual warfare and an ever-present religion ensured a sophisticated and functional social apparatus was created which was both cohesive and inclusive. Aztec society was a class society and thus it was divided into various social classes broadly speaking, this included the nobility, the commoners, and the slaves the nobility of the aztec society consisted of the landed classes, the priests, and the warriors. Aztec culture question: what were the basic aspects of the aztec culture answer: the aztec culture operated with a language called n'ahuatl being such an advanced society, they also developed an extensive sort of alphabet of pictures containing several hundred symbols depicting their vocabulary. The aztec empire was a large empire in central americait existed between about 1345 ad and 1521 ad when the empire was largest, it spread across most of mesoamerica during that time, the aztecs built one of the world's most advanced societies. The discovery and conquest of the aztec empire, while beneficial to european society in both the new and old world, leaves aztec society decapitated and virtually unrecognizable the fall of the aztec empire to hernán cortés and his army was the necessary first step in controlling this area of the americas.
Credit: national museum of anthropology tenochtitlán was an aztec city that flourished between ad 1325 and 1521 built on an island on lake texcoco, it had a system of canals and causeways that. The aztecs were one of the first people to use the cacao bean to make chocolate, however, aztec chocolate was not the sweet substance we know today, and was really used in a hot, broth-like drink that was probably very bitter. At the time of the aztec, the basic component of mesoamerican society, above the family, was the clan group, called a calpulli the great majority of calpulli were rural communities their members jointly owned the land the group occupied, and only the group, not the individual households, could sell or rent lands. Tenochitlan, the aztec city, was the creation of war the courage and stamina of its young fighting men was indisputable in the title work of this pathbreaking collection of essays, inga clendinnen discusses why warfare was so central to aztec society and the ways in which the aztecs understood their relationship to the forces governing the world and the heavens.
The aztec society by jamie, alexa, fraser, jonas, and josh the aztec language was nahuatl the aztecs were able to make pottery by laying strips of clay down and. The aztecs were a fierce tribe of warriors who settled in the valley of mexico in the 13th century ce they fought endless wars with neighboring tribes until they dominated most of middle america. The aztecs remain the most extensively documented of all amerindian civilizations at the time of european contact in the 16th century spanish friars, soldiers, and historians and scholars of indian or mixed descent left invaluable records of all aspects of life.
Slaves were the bottom of the aztec society you could be made a slave if you were captured bythe aztecs in war, if you broke laws, or if you were in debt unlike slaves in other societies, aztec slaves still had rights. An aztec society family was ruled in many ways by religion, tradition, and structure life was ruled by fate - from beginning to end your family life, occupation, and success depended on the important dates in your life and the structure of the universe and the nature of the gods. They did human sacrifice was an integral part of the aztec religion—as it was for many other societies in the new world, including the maya one of the central beliefs of the aztec world was.
In aztec society, warriors, priests, and the nobility were considered to be among the most respected in the aztecan social hierarchy because of the aztecs' emphasis on warfare, the warrior class was highly valued, and often warriors would volunteer for the most important aztec sacrificial rituals. The aztec empire was still expanding, and its society still evolving, when its progress was halted in 1519 by the appearance of spanish explorers the ninth emperor, montezuma ii (reigned 1502-20), was taken prisoner by hernán cortés and died in custody. The aztecs had modest beginnings, serving as mercenaries for other nations in time, their reputation as fierce warriors grew and they built a city-state.
Worship and sacrificing were very important parts of aztec society, they believed that if they didn't sacrifice properly that the sun would not rise again and that the world would come to an end the braver the warrior that was sacrificed, the better hence it was considered to be an honour to be. Chapter 9_section 2_aztec society this feature is not available right now please try again later. The aztecs followed a strict social hierarchy in which individuals were identified as nobles (pipiltin), commoners (macehualtin), serfs, or slaves.
At the very top of aztec society stood the ruler, or tlatoani, of each city-state, and his family the supreme king, or huey tlatoani, was the emperor, the king of tenochtitlan the second most important political position of the empire was that of the cihuacoatl, a sort of viceroy or prime minister. Classes of aztec society: farmers and slaves farmers and slaves made up the lowest class of aztec society most of the people who lived in the empire were farmers who grew maize, beans, and a few other crops. The aztecs were nahuatl-speaking people who lived in central mexico in the 14th to 16th centuries their tribute empire spread throughout mesoamericathe maya people lived in southern mexico and northern central america — a wide territory that includes the entire yucatán peninsula — from as early as 2600 bc. The aztec's main food source was maize, which is a variety of corn in society today we often associate mexico with an abundance of dishes, where corn is the core ingredient.