The role of the marketing system in aztec society and economy: Reply to Evans

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Abstract

The major disagreements between Evans and me stem from our very different characterizations of the nature of the Aztec socioeconomic system. Against her picture of a politically controlled, uncommercialized, and fragmented economy I argue for a complex, open, highly commercialized, and integrated economic system. Markets and marketplace trade played a larger role in this system than Evans would allow. From this perspective the central place analysis is elaborated and defended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-883
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology
  • Museology

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