Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

"Flowery War" in Aztec History

Frederic Hicks
American Ethnologist
Vol. 6, No. 1 (Feb., 1979), pp. 87-92
Published by: Wiley on behalf of the American Anthropological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/643386
Page Count: 6
  • Get Access
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($15.00)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
"Flowery War" in Aztec History
Preview not available

Abstract

The notion that the Aztec fought "flowery wars" primarily to provide captives needed for human sacrifice is called into question. The data on wars called "flowery" in the ethnohistorical sources indicate that they were simply wars not aimed at conquest, and that the most common motive for waging them was to provide military training and practice.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
87
    87
  • Thumbnail: Page 
88
    88
  • Thumbnail: Page 
89
    89
  • Thumbnail: Page 
90
    90
  • Thumbnail: Page 
91
    91
  • Thumbnail: Page 
92
    92