Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Culturas Prehispanicas

Toltecas

Home
Los Olmecas
Teotihuacanos
Mayas
Zapotecas
Toltecas
Mixetcas
Azetcas
The Olmecas
Teotihuacan
Mayas
Toltecas
Mixtecas
Zapotecas
Aztecas

Enter subhead content here

The toltecas took control of the power in the center of Mexico in century X and dominated the region for more than two centuries. They formed a vast commercial network that extended from the southwest of the United States to the south of Central America, and its influence in the art and the architecture became evident in all Mesoamérica. The toltecas had a special influence on the Aztecs, who considered themselves later like successors his. The toltecas established their capital in Tula (sometimes also denominated Tollan Xicocotitlán), to the north of the valley of Mexico, near the North border of Mesoamérica. In its apogee, Tula had about 60,000 inhabitants. The town tolteca, that spoke to a called language náhuatl, established a smaller and secularizado state than the one of Teotihuacán and other classic civilizations. The toltecas also created one more a militarista culture since its economy depended on the conquest and the commerce with other areas, more than in the production of goods in their own region. The soldiers had to subjugate other states and to protect the long commercial routes. The toltecas were the main influence on Chichén Itzá, city-been Mayan of Yucatan and some towns related to the toltecas took control of the control of parts of Mesoamérica. At the end of the century XII Tula it began to experience a long declivity due to the drought, the hunger, the rebellions and the invasion of Barbarian towns chichimecas from the north. The supremacy tolteca finished and many other groups of language náhuatl entered the valley of Mexico Among them was a small group that was called to mexica itself, but that they took control famous of the name of Aztecs. The Aztecs became the following important power of Mesoamérica.



toltecas3.jpg

Enter content here

Enter content here

Enter supporting content here