Aztec History

Aztec and Spanish Accounts From the Conquest

The Spanish conquest of Mexico is a peculiar moment of cultural exchange in the annals of history.


The Arrival of Cortes at Veracruz and the Reception by Moctezuma’s Ambassadors. From the Library of Congress.



The Spanish Gods: Fact or Fiction?

Historical relativism is an important convention of Anthropological thought and it is vital when attempting to understand the Aztec worldview.

Siege of Tenochtitlan

Tlaxcalan soldiers battle the Spanish in the early stages of Cortes’ expedition to Central Mexico.