A Nahuatl-speaking northern Mexican tribe that founded Tenochtitlan in the Valley of Mexico. During the 15th and 16th centuries, they ruled an empire that reached across central and southern Mexico. Also called the Mexica.
The Aztecs is a collective term used for all of the Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican peoples under the control of the MexicaA Mesoamerican people of central Mexico in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries and founders of the Aztec empire capital of Tenochtitlan., founders of Tenochtitlan, and their two principal allies, who built an extensive empire in the late Postclassic period in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries in Central Mexico.
Aztec is a historical fiction novel by Gary Jennings. The book is written as a series of letters from the Bishop of the See of New Spain to King Carlos of Spain containing a transcribed biography of Mixtli (Nahuatl for "Dark Cloud"), an elderly Aztec man, by Spanish Catholic monks during the 16th century.