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Response to closeupready (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 22, 2015, 01:07 PM

11. No, that's not at all accurate.

The Aztecs did not practice cannibalism on any kind of vast scale. It was ritualized and very controlled.
The Aztecs- as did every single group in Mesoamerica- practiced human sacrifice as part of a deeply spiritual and complicated set of religious beliefs.
The Aztecs were an empire of conquest. The Spanish exploited that.
The Spanish carried diseases that no indigenous people had immunity to (allies of the Spanish or not). These diseases severely weakened the Aztecs.
The Spanish arrived in the middle of the harvest. Aztec soldiers for the most part were part-time soldiers/part-time farmers.
Should I continued?

(I have a PhD in the history of indigenous cultures of Mexico, so I can go on and on.)

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