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Time and sacrifice in the Aztec cosmos

Author: Kay Almere Read
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1998.
Series: Religion in North America.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This introduction to the Mexica (or Aztec) cosmos explores sacrifice as both the foundation for and an ethical response to existence in the richly textured world of sixteenth-century Mexico. Drawing on archaeological remains, sculptures, pictorial and calendrical codices, and original translations of Nahuatl poetry and folktales, Kay Almere Read describes a world in which every being was allotted a specific  Read more...
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Read, Kay Almere, 1944-
Time and sacrifice in the Aztec cosmos.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1998
(OCoLC)605567497
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kay Almere Read
ISBN: 0253334004 9780253334008
OCLC Number: 37909790
Description: xxii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Religion in North America.
Responsibility: Kay Almere Read.

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The Mexica are known for their sacrificial practices that appear shocking to the world. This book makes sense of these practices. It explores sacrifice as an essential foundation for and an ethical  Read more...

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