Aztec Warfare

War and Conquest in Aztec Controlled Mexico: an Examination of Sources and Research

An exploration of war, conquest, flower wars, historical documentation from the late Aztec period, and contemporary research efforts.

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Page from the Codex Mendoza depicting the conquests of Emperor Ahuitzotl.

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Aztec and Spanish Military Comparison

 A comparative analysis of Aztec and Spanish military development during the conquest of Mexico.

Aztec Assault of Spanish Fortifications (more…)

Battle – 2600 Aztec Soldiers vs. 1300 Spanish Conquistadors

Video depicting a battle between 2600 Aztec soldiers and 1300 Spanish conquistadors. This is from the video game Medieval 2: Total War Americas,which allows players to create their own battles fought between a number of different militaries, including the Aztecs, Mayans, Chichimecs, Tarascans, Spanish, English, Apache, etc.

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The Theory of Imperial Expansion

Although there is a great deal of variance on how civilizations choose to conquer and expand, some rules can be applied universally.

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Graph illustrating the basic concepts of diminishing returns. This theory can be applied to the study of imperial expansion and decline. Source is personalexcellence.co

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