Friday, January 13, 2012

Land Tenure Patterns among the Pre-Hispanic Aztec Nobility

Anastasia Kalyuta, the Kislak Fellow at the Library of Congress, is to lecture on the topic, "Who really owned the estate in the place of ‘Place of Dog Tail’?: Land Tenure Patterns among the Pre-Hispanic Aztec Nobility in the late 15th-early 16th centuries.”  The lecture will be delivered on Thursday, January 26, at 12:00 PM, at LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington DC. 
Dr. Kalyuta’s lecture will focus on comparative analysis of land tenure and related practices of inheritance, land distribution and exploitation among Aztec nobility on the eve of Spanish conquest and aftermath. The lecture will explore distinctions of elite land tenure in two main centers of Aztec empire-Tenochtitlan and Tetzcoco. A native of Saint Petersburg Russia, Dr. Kalyuta studied at Saint Petersburg State University and the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. She has conducted field studies in Mexico City through the Institute of Anthropological Investigations at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and has held several fellowships including a Fulbright fellowship and a fellowship at the Dumbarton Oaks.
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