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Author Carrasco, David.

Title City of sacrifice : the Aztec empire and the role of violence in civilization / David Carrasco.

Published Boston : Beacon Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  299.78452 CARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Performing the City of Sacrifice -- Ch. 1. City as Symbol in Aztec Thought: Some Clues from the Codex Mendoza -- Ch. 2. Templo Mayor: The Aztec Vision of Place -- Ch. 3. The New Fire Ceremony and the Binding of the Years: Tenochtitlan's Fearful Symmetry -- Ch. 4. The Sacrifice of Tezcatlipoca: To Change Place -- Ch. 5. Give Me Some Skin: The Charisma of the Aztec Warrior -- Ch. 6. Cosmic Jaws: We Eat the Gods and the Gods Eat Us -- Ch. 7. The Sacrifice of Women: The Hearts of Plants and Makers of War Games -- Ch. 8. When Warriors Became Walls, When the Mountains of Water Crumbled.
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Rites and ceremonies.
Aztecs -- Rites and ceremonies.
Human sacrifice -- Mexico.
Human sacrifice -- Central America.
ISBN 0807046426 (cl)