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    Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos (Religion in North America) (Hardback) By (author) Kay Almere Read

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    DescriptionThis introduction to the imaginative world of the Mexica (or Aztec) explores sacrifice in the richly textured life of 16th-century Mexico. Kay Almere Read describes a universe in which every object was timed by a given lifespan and in which sacrifice was the mechanism by which time functioned. This book makes a convincing case for what sacrifice meant religiously and for how it came to be that human sacrifice of staggering proportions could be accepted, matter-of-factly, by the Mexica people.

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    Time and Sacrifice in the Aztec Cosmos
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    By (author) Kay Almere Read
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9780253334008
    ISBN 10: 0253334004

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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Indiana University Press
    Imprint name
    Indiana University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Bloomington, IN
    Author Information
    Kay Read is associate professor of comparative religions in the Religious Studies Department at DePaul University. She is the author of a number of articles on pre-Conquest religious traditions and is currently working on both a book on Mexica rulership and ethics and an encyclopedia of mesoamerican mythology.
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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.