title Aztecs were the first people to embrace a sense of humility and respect for others, according to a new book about the culture’s legacy.
The book, Aztec Humility: The Roots of a People in Transition, is published by Princeton University Press.
Aztecs are credited with helping the region become a center for trade, commerce and art.
They also were the originators of the Mesoamerican language, a precursor of the modern Spanish.
The Azteca empire collapsed in 1221 when conquistadors massacred many of its people, but its legacy is widely understood and celebrated in Mexico.
The Aztecas were once the richest people in the Americas, but their culture suffered as they were forced to become farmers and slaves.
The region was also devastated by the Spanish conquest in the 1500s, but historians have argued that Aztec culture survived to this day.