Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes

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University Press of Colorado, Niwot, CO,, 254 p. (1999)


ISBN: 0870815091 (pbk. :

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LC: F1219.76.R45; Dewey:


Aztecs -- Rites and ceremonies.; Nahuas -- Rites and ceremonies.; Religious architecture and space


Contents: Notes on the oldest sculpture of El Templo Mayor at Tenochtitlan / Eduardo Matos Moctezuma -- Study of skeletal materials from Tlatelolco / Juan Alberto Roman Berrelleza -- Discovery of a painted mural at Tlatelolco / Salvador Guil'liem Arroyo -- Mt. Tlaloc project / Richard F. Townsend -- Sacrifice of Tezcatlipoca: To change place / David Carrasco -- Mapping the ritual landscape: debt payment to Tlaloc during the month of Atlcahualo / Anthony F. Aveni -- Sacred landscape of Aztec calendar festivals: myth, nature and society / Johanna Broda -- Migration histories as ritual performance / Elizabeth Hill Boone -- Myth of the half-man who descended from the sky / Alfredo Lopez Austin -- Octli cult in late pre-Hispanic Central Mexico / Henry B. Nicholson -- Dryness before the rains: Toxcatl and Tezcatlipoca / Doris Heyden -- Reflection on the miraculous waters of Tenochtitlan / Lawrence E. Sullivan -- Vamos a Rezar a San Marcos: a Tlapanec pilgrimage / Peter van der Loo -- Eating landscape: human sacrifice and sustenance in Aztec Mexico / Philip P. Arnold -- Religious rationalization and the conversions of the Nahuas: social organization and colonial epistemology / J. Jorge Klor de Alva -- Remnants of the Shaman / Jane Stevenson Day.Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the U.S. (ACHTUS)


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