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In that land of bountiful harvests: Aztec Food and Drink at the Time of European Contact


University Session UA104 June 13, 2020 Course # 319
Time 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 16/∞ Room Vert
Course Category Food and Drink

The Aztec/Mexica of Central Mexico enjoyed a wide variety of food and drink, made possible by their unique agricultural methods and far-reaching political influence. This class will serve as an introduction to the types of food and drink consumed by the average person in Aztec society at the time of Cortes's arrival. We will also discuss the history of chocolate/cacao and its religious and economic significance to the Empire and other surrounding pre-colonial cultures. Class taught through Zoom. Class will be recorded. Power point will be made available to students after the class.

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