Bonds of Blood : Gender, Lifestyle and Sacrifice in Aztec Culture (Hardcover)

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The history of the Aztecs has been haunted by the spectre of human sacrifice. As bloody priests and brutal warriors, the Aztecs have peopled the pages of history, myth and fiction, their spectacular violence dominating perceptions of their culture and casting a veil over their unique way of life. Reinvesting the Aztecs with a humanity frequently denied to them, and exploring their religious violence as a comprehensible element of life and existence, Caroline Dodds Pennock integrates a fresh interpretation of gender with an innovative study of the everyday life of the Aztecs. This was a culture of contradictions and complications, but in amongst the grand ritual we can find the personal and private, the minutiae of life which make the world of these extraordinary people instantly familiar. Despite their violent bloodshed, the Aztecs were a compassionate and expressive people who lived and worked in cooperative gendered partnership.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9780230003309
SKU 204916465
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230003303
Release Date 12/1/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0225
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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