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Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos : Religion in North America - Kay Almere Read

Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos

Religion in North America

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 1998
ISBN: 9780253334008
Number Of Pages: 336

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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 lifetime and where sacrifice was the mechanism by which time functioned. This book presents a convincing interpretation of what sacrifice meant in the religious life of the Mexica people - and how human sacrifice of staggering proportions could be accepted.

ISBN: 9780253334008
ISBN-10: 0253334004
Series: Religion in North America
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 22nd July 1998
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68