Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-256) and index.
An introduction to the analysis of Aztec historical traditions. -- pt. 1. The woman of discord. A model of the Tenochtitlan Dynasty ; The founding queen ; Mothers of gods and daughters of Chichimecs ; Motecuhzoma's daughters. -- pt. 2. The recycled king. Motecuhzoma and Quetzalcoatl: on the boundary ; The creation of Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl ; Aztec sacred history and divine kingship.