The Postclassical Period, 600-1450: New Faith and New Commerce and practices that shocked Christian observers, as well as aspects of the past that clashed with European of the past, has caught the imagination of histo.
The general public and reli rians influenced those sensibilities.
It makes us wonder how civiliza gious and political considerations are.
Many of the people who are most advanced could engage in a practice so cruel and reprehensible that it's morally reprehensible.
The rulers tried to justify European conquest and appreciation of the American civilization more than the exten control, mass violence, and theft on a continental scale.
There was evidence of ritual torture and human sacrifice heard among European voices.
After the Spanish con, the Aztecs reached staggering proportions.
In the 16th century, Indian rights came forward to argue with defenders who were slain, usually by having their hearts ripped out.
The record of morality, politics, religion, and self-perception in the past and present cultures seem to us to be strange.
Aztec human sacrifice is considered to be reality.
Such practices were found among the ancient for Chinese, Persian, or any other culture trying to understand another.
The Old Testament story of Still, and the message against sacrifice by the American civilization, has caused Western society to be troubled by Abraham and Isaac.
In the past, this fice was practiced in India.
It may have been exaggerated by Spanish authors, but the British colonial authorities saw the rule of the Inka as unjust.
The Aztecs were a kind of utopia.
After the conquest of Peru, there were other people taking human life as a religious ritual.
Whatever our de la Vega, the son of a Spaniard and an Indian noblewoman, moral judgments about such customs, it remains the historian's wrote a glowing history of his mother's people in which he pre responsibility to understand them in the context of their own sented an image of
Some defenders of Aztec culture have seen it.
There was some truth in this view, but it was downplayed by the Spanish for some aspects of exploitation.
Many scholars have seen it as a religious act socialists, faced with underdevelopment and social inequality in central to the Aztec belief that humans must sacrifice that which their country, to receive the sun.
Their interpretation of the gods makes life possible.
The Aztec practice was seen as an intentional manipulation of the expan hierarchy in the Inka empire and the state's use of labor and goods from the subject communities to support the many American people was ignored by historians.
These debates raise important questions for political purposes, to intimidate their neighbors, and to subdue the role of moral judgments in historical analysis.
A demographic explanation is possible.
We can't and may not have been able to control the population.
Other interpretations have been even more shocking.
A view was created for a purpose.
Each household was required to produce cloth, but the wool was provided by the Incas.
The political and religious significance of inca cloth was described by Spanish authors.
The so-called Virgins of the of the inca empire were selected as servants at the temples, and some women were taken as society as a type of utopia.
The Inca had an overall imperial system, but remained sensitive to local variations, so that every application accommodated regional and ethnic differences.
Each community depended on the state for goods to the whole.
The majority of the men were peasants and herders.
The women worked in the fields, wove cloth, and cared for the household.
Roles and obligations were gender specific and interdependent.
Property rights within the ayllus and among the nobility were granted in both the male and female lines.
Women gave rights and property to their children.
Women may have served as leaders of ayllus in the pre-Inca era, but it seems to have been uncommon.
The inequality of men and women was reinforced by the emphasis on military virtues.
The concept of close cooperation between men and women was reflected in the view of the universe.
The fertility deities of the moon and the earth, as well as the Gods and goddesses, were worshiped by both men and women.
The senior wife of the Inca was seen as a link to the moon.
She was the queen and sister of the sun.
The gender hierarchy created by the practice of the Inka state paralleled the dominance of the state over the subject peoples.
The power of the empire over local ethnic groups is demonstrated by the ability of the Incas to choose the most beautiful young women to serve them.
The integration of imperial policy with regional and ethnic diversity was a political achievement.