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By David Carrasco, Scott Sessions

ISBN-10: 0872209334

ISBN-13: 9780872209336

According to the latest archaeological discoveries, this quantity deals a balanced interpretation of the complicated relationships among Aztec cultural practices, social order, and non secular myths and logos. as well as reading such themes because the historical Aztec calendar, trade, artwork, and human sacrifice, Carrasco considers the influence and impression Aztec tradition keeps to have on sleek Mexican society. seriously illustrated, this ebook additionally contains a chronology of valuable Mexico, a word list, and a specific bibliography.

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Of particular importance are passages about the correct education of children and teenagers. Another priest noted, for instance, that "no people loved their children more" than the Aztecs. Consider this passage from one of the huehuetlatolli, or "ancient sayings," collected by Sahagun in which a ruler is speaking to his daughter when she reaches puberty: "Here you are, my little girl, my necklace of precious stones, my plumage, my human creation, born of me. You are my blood, my color, my i m a g e .

4. 5. How was the world created? How was the world organized? Who were the major gods, and what were their powers? What was the general purpose and meaning of sacrifice? What was the shape of time and the calendar? By answering these questions, we, like Xolotl, may be able to perceive the organization of the Aztec cosmos and come to appreciate its importance in their daily lives. HOW WAS THE WORLD CREATED? " The Aztecs, like all peoples, told and retold the story of their ancestors, the Chichimecs, who left a primordial home, traveled across an expansive terrain filled with hardships and losses, and finally arrived in a fertile valley where they could build a new community.

4. 5. How was the world created? How was the world organized? Who were the major gods, and what were their powers? What was the general purpose and meaning of sacrifice? What was the shape of time and the calendar? By answering these questions, we, like Xolotl, may be able to perceive the organization of the Aztec cosmos and come to appreciate its importance in their daily lives. HOW WAS THE WORLD CREATED? " The Aztecs, like all peoples, told and retold the story of their ancestors, the Chichimecs, who left a primordial home, traveled across an expansive terrain filled with hardships and losses, and finally arrived in a fertile valley where they could build a new community.

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