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Tula, before 1200, general plan

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Description: The Art and Architecture of Ancient America: The Mexican, Maya and Andean Peoples
Teotihuacán exemplified Classic priestly government, but Tula is a type-site for the warrior aristocracies of Middle America after about A.D. 1000. As the capital of the Toltec (‘builder’) dynasty, Tula flourished from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, ruled by fighters rather than priests, who restricted political control to as few families as possible. Religion centred upon human sacrifice, in an aggressive, expansionist relationship to neighbouring tribes. Toltec skills included an …
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Related print edition pages: pp.77-116

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