Aztec View of History

Aztec history was not a single, edited view of history but was instead a multiplicity. It contained different perspectives and stories of the same events, often looping back over itself to show a panoply of views.

European conquerors overwrote these dense stories with a single, monolythic narrative.

I learnt this from How Aztecs told history by Camilla Townsend, a fascinating article on Aeon.

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