9780870815096

Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780870815096

  • ISBN10:

    0870815091

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-05-01
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado

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Summary

A result of four years of cooperative research between the University of Colorado and the Templo Mayor Project of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes(formerly available as To Change Place) offers new interpretive models from the fields of archaeoastronomy, history of religion, anthropology, art history, and archaeology. Included are contributions by such noted experts as Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Davíd Carrasco, Alfredo López Austin, Doris Heyden, Richard F. Townsend, Anthony Aveni, Henry B. Nicholson, Elizabeth Boone, Felipe Solis, and Johanna Broda, with a new introduction by William Fash.

Table of Contents

About the Contributors ix
Foreword xi
William L. Fash
Preface xv
Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
Acknowledgments xvii
David Carrasco
Introduction: Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes xix
David Carrasco
Part I: New Discoveries at El Templo Mayor, Tlatelolco, and Mt. Tlaloc
Notes on the Oldest Sculpture of El Templo Mayor at Tenochtitlan
3(6)
Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
A Study of Skeletal Materials from Tlatelolco
9(11)
Juan Alberto Roman Berrelleza
Discovery of a Painted Mural at Tlatelolco
20(6)
Salvador Guil'liem Arroyo
The Mt. Tlaloc Project
26(5)
Richard F. Townsend
Part II: Aztec Ceremonial Landscapes
The Sacrifice of Tezcatlipoca: To Change Place
31(27)
David Carrasco
Mapping the Ritual Landscape: Debt Payment to Tlaloc During the Month of Atlcahualo
58(16)
Anthony F. Aveni
The Sacred Landscape of Aztec Calendar Festivals: Myth, Nature, and Society
74(47)
Johanna Broda
Migration Histories as Ritual Performance
121(31)
Elizabeth Hill Boone
The Myth of the Half-Man Who Descended from the Sky
152(6)
Alfredo Lopez Austin
The Octli Cult in Late Pre-Hispanic Central Mexico
158(30)
Henry B. Nicholson
Dryness Before the Rains: Toxcatl and Tezcatlipoca
188(17)
Doris Heyden
Part III: Changing Voices
Reflection on the Miraculous Waters of Tenochtitlan
205(7)
Lawrence E. Sullivan
Vamos a Rezar a San Marcos: A Tlapanec Pilgrimage
212(7)
Peter L. van der Loo
Eating Landscape: Human Sacrifice and Sustenance in Aztec Mexico
219(14)
Philip P. Arnold
Religious Rationalization and the Conversions of the Nahuas: Social Organization and Colonial Epistemology
233(13)
J. Jorge Klor de Alva
Remnants of the Shaman
246(3)
Jane Stevenson Day
Index 249

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