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City of sacrifice : the Aztec empire and the role of violence in civilization

Author: David Carrasco
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999.
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"In City of Sacrifice, Carrasco chronicles the fascinating story of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, investigating Aztec religious practices and demonstrating that religious violence was integral to urbanization; the city itself was a temple to the gods. And Mexico City, the largest city on earth, was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, a point Carrasco poignantly considers in his survey of urbanization from  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carrasco, David.
City of sacrifice.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607386391
Online version:
Carrasco, David.
City of sacrifice.
Boston : Beacon Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)608132487
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Carrasco
ISBN: 0807046426 9780807046425 9780807046432 0807046434
OCLC Number: 41368255
Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Performing the city of sacrifice --
1. City as symbol in Aztec thought : some clues from the Codex Mendoza --
2. Templo Mayor : the Aztec vision of place --
3. The new fire ceremony and the binding of the years : Tenochtitlan's fearful symmetry --
4. The sacrifice of Tezcatlipoca : to change place --
5. Give me some skin : the charisma of the Aztec warrior --
6. Cosmic jaws : we eat the Gods and the Gods eat us --
7. The sacrifice of women : the hearts of plants and makers of war games --
8. When warriors became walls, when the mountain of water crumbled.
Responsibility: David Carrasco.
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"In City of Sacrifice, Carrasco chronicles the fascinating story of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, investigating Aztec religious practices and demonstrating that religious violence was integral to urbanization; the city itself was a temple to the gods. And Mexico City, the largest city on earth, was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, a point Carrasco poignantly considers in his survey of urbanization from antiquity to modernity."--Jacket.

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