Still looking for the book to blow the lid off of the untold story of human sacrifice in Mesoamerica. I thought this book would be the one, but although it details some of these rituals in depth, it does so in oft-incoherent academic language. Still plenty of live-heart removal and sundry brutality.
City of Sacrifice : The Aztec Empire and the Role of Violence in Civilization
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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. That Mexico City, the largest city on earth, was built on the ruins of Tenochtitlan, is a point Carrasco poignantly considers in his comparison of urban life from antiquity to modernity.
Majestic in scope, City of Sacrifice illuminates not only the rich history of a major Meso american city but also the inseparability of two passionate human impulses: urbanization and religious engagement. It has much to tell us about many familiar events in our own time, from suicide bombings in Tel Aviv to rape and murder in the Balkans.
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City of Sacrifice
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8.00 x 5.31 x 0.63 Inches
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