Palimpsest of Past and Present: Tenochitlitlan/Mexico City

The third module of the Humanities 110 syllabus, Palimpsest of Past and Present: Tenochtitlan/Mexico City, looks to a city that was a center of power for successive states (Aztec, Spanish, Mexican) to analyze how history and identity are continually created and re-created.

Background image: Mexico City, Unknown Artist. From Mundy, Barbara E. The Death of Aztec Tenochtitlan, The Life of Mexico City. U of Texas P, 2018. Fig. 4.4. Copyright courtesy Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. For more information, visit the Reed Digital Collections.

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Palimpsest of Past and Present: Tenochitlitlan/Mexico City

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