Jerome A. Offner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 27, 1984)
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This e-book addresses vital deficiencies within the fields of Aztec reviews and the anthropology of legislations. it's the first sleek research of the felony method of any Aztec country and the 1st accomplished research of the heritage and tradition of Texcoco, the second one most vital Aztec urban. legislations managed the associations and tactics that have been of critical value in all Aztec societies, resembling land tenure, inheritance, kinship family members, company, alternate, and native and imperial management. This research of the Aztec criminal approach presents a consultant to the poorly understood social and political constructions of a number of the Aztec states and the political dynamics inside of those states. felony swap, inner factionalism, and Texcocan jurisprudence are tested as vital symptoms of social and cultural variations. Offner has targeting getting to know relationships inherent within the Aztec facts instead of examining information when it comes to externally derived evolutionary theories. through offering Texcocan criminal structures in the context of different significant sociocultural subsystems, this paintings should still supply scholars of Aztec society and of the anthropology of legislations with new and trustworthy findings for extra major and theoretical elaboration.