On the Distribution and Tenure of Lands; And the Customs with Respect to Inheritance Among the Ancient Mexicans

On the Distribution and Tenure of Lands; And the Customs with Respect to Inheritance Among the Ancient Mexicans

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...and thus, if one of these four had been promoted, they pnt another one in his place, and it is to know that they never chose a son of him whom they elected for King, or of him who died, because as i huve said, the sons did not obtain the titles through inheritance, bnt by election. Thus, whether son, brother, or couein, if the King and his council elected him to any title, it was given to him, --lt being suflicient that he belonged to that lineage and was a near relative, and thus the sons and biothers went succeeding little by little, and the title and Lordship remained in that generation (descendanoy). being elected successively. TiOs0 Lords had vassais who to them paid tribnte, small puebios, rented lands ("estanciss terrazgucros ") that gave them all kinds of supplies and ciothing....." it is aiso stated that the Mexicans, when they conquered the Tocpaneces, distributed of theirlands to the quarters (Cap. ix. p. 78. Duran, --and Acosta, Lib. Vli, cap. XIIi, p. 48''i. "Scfialaron tnmbit'n tien'as do oomnn para los barrios il0 Mexico a cada uno lsssuyas, para que con elias acudiessen ai culto y sacrtiicio de sus dioses.") Mexicans, supported by their allies, sought tqextend their power. The tribes of the southeast, the Xochimilcas, the Chinampanecas, (aiso called the four chieitaineies: "Nauhteuctli") were the first to become their prey. Their fate, after they had once submitted, was the same as that of the Teepanecans. The territory was not annexed, neither was the organization changed. But they were held to military assistance, and especially to tribute. The latter drew forth, as a consequence, the establishment of tribute.lands, like those which we have already met with at the close of the...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840372
  • 9781236840370