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Series: The Aztecs and the Spanish Conquest


Aztec Beliefs and Values

Aztec Beliefs and Values

The Aztecs were part of a rich and complex religious tradition that had existed in Mesoamerica for thousands of years. This video describes Aztec beliefs and values, discussing gods, temples and human sacrifice, the importance of the warrior for...Show More
Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

Key Figures of the Spanish-Aztec War

Three people were integral to the fate of the Aztec people upon their meeting with the Spaniards: 9th emperor of the Mexica people, Moctezuma II, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and, lesser recognised but equally important, La Malinche, the...Show More
Life in the Aztec World

Life in the Aztec World

Everyone in Tenochtitlán played a vital role in maintaining not only Aztec cultural traditions, but also the Aztec Empire overall. This video looks at life in the Aztec capital, covering the history and infrastructure of the city, the pyramid...Show More
Origins of the Aztec Empire

Origins of the Aztec Empire

The Aztecs were a magnificent civilisation who quickly established the largest and most powerful empire in Mesoamerica. This video explores the origins of the Aztec Empire from the 12th century, when the Aztecs departed from their native...Show More
The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

The Aztec and Spanish Worlds Collide

Seeking gold and riches, Hernán Cortés led a fleet of 11 Spanish ships to Mexico in 1518. This video investigates the reasons for Spanish expansion to the Americas and the series of resulting events that culminated in not only the destruction...Show More
The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The Impact of Conquest on the Aztec World

The quick and brutal demolition of the Aztec people, infrastructure and records was aided by the technological advancements of the conquistadors and the diseases they brought. This video considers the weapons, animals and allegiances used by the...Show More