Aztec-period political organization in the Teotihuacan Valley: Otumba as a city-state

Susan Toby Evans

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Abstract

The Aztec period city-state of Otumba in the upper Teotihuacan Valley was integrated into the Acolhua domain from the early 1430s to about 1515. It then became independent, demonstrating the fragility of city-state organization as a means of regional political integration. A close look at Otumba and other city-states in the Teotihuacan Valley reveals that Acolhua strategies of social engineering welded together the potentially-autonomous city-states into an elaborate political system with impressive structural strengthening and improved flow of services and materials through it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-100
Number of pages12
JournalAncient Mesoamerica
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2001

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In: Ancient Mesoamerica, Vol. 12, No. 1, 22.08.2001, p. 89-100.

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