Aztec Society


by Eddie Montezuma


Studying about the Aztecs society was genuinely fascinating experience. They believed in being independent and had a truly well-ordered out existence. Actually the most impressive attribute I identified was the idea of free education for all irrespective of the class the children belonged to. Even in the most advanced of contemporary well developed nations, free education for everyone is nonetheless a pipe dream, so in a handful of ways the Aztecs had been genuinely forward thinking. Here are a handful of points I found exciting about Aztec society and how it impacted on the average Aztec Joe.

Education Was An Critical Component Of the Aztec Society

Education - As I said education was free for everybody but society and class was really essential to the Aztecs and they had a segregation method for girls and boys and two separate schools (check the description of the city of Tenochtitlan) for kids from the upper class too as a separate school for the commoners. Boys had been taught ways to fight as well as military history, myths, religions, war songs etc. The girls had a separate curriculum of mastering the trades required for having a family as well as cooking and other crafts. It was an orderly existence with a separate school for young children who desired to learn to be priests and priestesses. Kids studied under the parents till the age of fifteen then were obligated to enter school daily.

Tre Role Of Law In the Aztec Society

The Aztec society was quite orderly with strict laws to enforce the discipline. If the law was broken punishments were meted out in the form of fines and charges and heavier crimes had been punished with rigorous works of a particular kind.

Aztec Society Classes

Society was carefully divided in to 3 classes with the top most being nobility, followed by the commoners then the slaves.

Nobility

The nobility enjoyed particular privileges as they were nobles by birth. Priests, warriors and artisans who earned their rank had been also thought of to become a part of this class. The very highest social strata had been made up of a special family named as the pipiltin. These had been the hereditary nobility and normally had particular posts in the government, the army as well as the priesthood. A leader referred to as as the tlatoani from was normally selected from this family by the nobles together and he ruled till his death.

In Aztec society, warriors, priests, as well as nobility were highest of the noble class and were typically revered for their powers.

Commoners

The second class was of the commoners who carried out the everyday work of the society and it was made up the farmers and traders of the state. They had been eligible to own land collectively as a family or as a clan but could not own the land individually.

Commoners could collectively own an location of land for their lifetime. The poorest of commoners was thought of as the tenant farmers, where they just cultivated the land in return to get a part of the harvest.

Slaves

Slaves were on the lowest step of the Aztec society. They had no rights. But slaves did have an chance to purchase back their freedom with the needed




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