2. ‘A Remarkably Patterned Life’: Domestic and Public in the Aztec Household City

  1. Lin Foxhall2 and
  2. Gabriele Neher3
  1. Caroline Dodds Pennock

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch2

Gender and the City before Modernity

Gender and the City before Modernity

How to Cite

Pennock, C. D. (2012) ‘A Remarkably Patterned Life’: Domestic and Public in the Aztec Household City, in Gender and the City before Modernity (eds L. Foxhall and G. Neher), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Sheffield, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118234433

Online ISBN: 9781118234471

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Keywords:

  • ‘A Remarkably Patterned Life’, the Aztec household city;
  • Aztec history, a spectre of human sacrifice;
  • gender and personal identity, responsibility in Aztec thought;
  • Aztec city, gender shaping physical, social worlds, in urban life;
  • Tenochtitlan inhabitants;
  • Tenochtitlan, women, influence, and esteem;
  • gender complementarity, binary model in Aztec identity;
  • male/female binary and the household, gendered partnership;
  • woman's place, as calitic or ‘within the house’, or calli;
  • Aztec masculinity, femininity, parallel roles of men, women

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The problem of sources

  • Male and female roles and the complex calli household

  • Household structures at city level

  • Gender ideals and Aztec education

  • Male and female responsibilities in family and temple households

  • “Complex equalities” and domestic practicalities