Chinampas

Chinampas : Their Role in Aztec Empire - Building and Expansion, Including a Chapter on the Historical Background of the Aztecs and the Valley of Mexico. (an Academic Research)

By (author) Alfred Aghajanian

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The title describes the Chinampa Agricultural System, its history and its role in Aztec empire-building. It contains a chapter on the history of Aztecs and the Valley of Mexico, and concludes that the Chinampa Agricultural System, employed by Aztecs as the main form of agricultural system, is one of the most important variables in settlement of the nomadic Aztec tribes, expansion of the tribes, the Aztec state formation, and ultimately in Aztec empire-building and its expansion. Several relevant and rich scholarly sources have been identified, through which inferences have been made using specific evidence, and inductive and deductive reasoning. The inferences made through these sources suggest the viability of the hypothesis that the Chinampa Agricultural System was one of the most important elements in the Aztec empire-building process.

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 7.37mm | 222.26g
  • 02 Apr 2010
  • Createspace
  • North Charleston SC
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1451586019
  • 9781451586015
  • 1,897,637

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Alfred Aghajanian has been a student of Latin American Studies and a researcher for more than a decade. He has a BA degree in psychology, and three masters degrees in political science, public administration and policy (MPA), and Latin American Studies. He is currently an educator who is working in his spare time on a new volume, which reflects his interest on ancient red color producing insects of Cochineal, in Oaxaca, Mexico and Vordan Karmir (Armenian Red) in Ararat Valley of Armenia.

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