Chapter 8. How Did the Aztec and Spanish Ways of Life Reflect Their Worldviews?. How did the Social Systems of the Aztec Reflect their Worldview. Aztec society was highly structured, based on agriculture and trade , and guided by a religion that was part of every aspect of life.
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How Did the Aztec and Spanish Ways of Life Reflect Their Worldviews?
Aztec Political System
… twice as big as [a Spanish city] with arcades all around, where more than sixty thousand people come...to buy and sell, and where every kind of merchandise produced in these lands is found; provisions, as well as ornaments of gold and silver,
lead, brass, copper, tin, stones, shells, bones and feathers.
They also sell lime, hewn and unhewn stone, adobe bricks, tiles and cut and uncut woods of various kinds.
There is a street where they sell game and birds of every species found in this land...They sell rabbits and hares and small gelded dogs which they breed for eating.
There are streets for herbalists where all the medicinal herbs and roots foundinthe land are sold...
There are shops like barbers where they have their hair washed and shaved and shops where they sell food and drink.
There are also men like porters to carry loads.
Aztec Religious Beliefs and Practices
Rituals and sacrifices
Books and Codices
Life was coordinated by two calendars
Spanish Political System
Spanish Religious Beliefs and Practices