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How did history influence Aztec art/ art society?

Asked by gearedtolaugh (306points) January 26th, 2012

This is a major question for my little report. Details!(:

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gailcalled's avatar

This is a major no-no for homework assignments.

Plus, the thesis is muddy.

gearedtolaugh's avatar

It’s called getting help.
Not like I’m asking you to write the report for me.
Sorry if I couldn’t find the information. Besides, I asked a question. If you don’t want to answer it, then don’t reply.

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gailcalled's avatar

Ok. Your question does not make sense, as written. “What is the influence of Aztec art?” does.

zenvelo's avatar

Perhaps you’d have an easier time clarifying our question. Which history? There is not a lot of historical influence on Aztec art because they were isolated within Central America. And when Cortes defeated Moctezuma, the Spaniards, in typical colonizing fashion, put an end to as much of Aztec culture as possible.

Is this a report for history class? or for an art class? Anthropology class?

keobooks's avatar

I disagree with @zenvelo on one aspect. Of course history most likely played a part in their art. But it was Central American history and not European history. I know anthropologists in the last few decades have learned a whole lot more about Central American history than they did 20 – 30 years ago.

So I’m sure there are answers out there, but I don’t know them. The only stuff I know about Aztec history comes from PBS documentaries, and I always get the Aztec, Inca, Maya and Toltec stuff all mixed up. It’s interesting stuff, but I suck at remembering what goes where.

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