The warring Germanic tribes of early medieval Europe abolisheditarian principles that may have existed in Aztec life.
The imperial family was the most distinguished of the families.
As the nobility broke free from their old calpulli and gained private lands, a new class of workers was created to serve as laborers.
The workers did not control the land but worked at the will of others.
Their status was not as high as that of the slaves, who might have been war captives, criminals, or people who had sold themselves into bondage to escape hunger.
There were other groups.
In the larger cities, the sholders, artisans, and healers were part of an intermediate group.
The long-distance merchants had their own gods, privileges, and internal divisions.
They served as spies for the Aztec military, but were subject to restrictions that made it hard for them to compete with the nobility.
It is possible to see an emerging conflict between the nobility and the commoners and to interpret that as a class struggle, but some specialists say that to interpret Aztec society on that basis is to impose Western concepts on a different reality.
The calpulli, temple main tenance associations, and occupational groups were important in Aztec life.
Competition between corporate groups was more violent than between social classes.
The calpul i or a specific social class were used to define membership in society.
It was defined by gender roles.
Aztec women were in a variety of roles.
The primary domain of Peasant women was the household, where child rearing and cooking took up a lot of time.
The weaving skill was highly regarded.
Older women were responsible for training young girls.
They Polygamy existed among the nobility, but peasants gained rank and respect by sacrificing their enemies.
Aztec women could inherit property and give it to the defeated captives as a sign of military success.
Aztec women's rights seem to have been recognized, but their role in politics and social life was not as important as that of men.
The technology of the Americas limited social development.
Although similar hand techniques were used in ancient Egypt, they were replaced by animal- or water-powered mills that turned wheat into flour.
The work of hundreds of women could be done by the baker of Rome.
Maize was one of the simplest and most productive cereals to grow.
Without the wheel or suitable animals for power, the Indian civilizations were unable to free women from the 30 to 40 hours a week that went into preparing the basic food.
The size of the population of the Aztec state must be considered.
He makes the earth rumble, he implants culture, and he terrifies with his gaze.
He wanted to learn how he spreads fear.
The noble's parents are a mother and father.
He looks like his parents.
The Aztec good noble is obedient, cooperative, a follower of his parents' ways, and attentive.
He follows culture.
Even though this work successor is his father's days before the European arrival, he assumes his lot because he resembles his father.
The Aztecs are deserving of gratitude for how he speaks and how he is soft-spoken.
He is gentle of word and noble of heart.
He scratched the earth with a thorn.
He gives sustenance to others.
One's father is the source of ancestry.
He gives comfort.
He is a belittler father who cares for himself.
He praises others.
He is a mourner for the person in charge of his household.
He rears, he teaches the dead, a doer of penances, a gracious speaker, and admonishes one.
The bad noble is a debaser and saves for others.
He is thrifty and contemptuous of others.
He distributes with care, creates disorder, and praises his own virtues.