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The Resource The cost of courage in Aztec society : essays on Mesoamerican society and culture, Inga Clendinnen

The cost of courage in Aztec society : essays on Mesoamerican society and culture, Inga Clendinnen

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The cost of courage in Aztec society : essays on Mesoamerican society and culture
Title
The cost of courage in Aztec society
Title remainder
essays on Mesoamerican society and culture
Statement of responsibility
Inga Clendinnen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A collection of pathbreaking essays on Aztec and Maya culture in the sixteenth century"--Provided by publisher
  • "Tenochitlan, the Aztec city, was the creation of war. The courage and stamina of its young fighting men was indisputable. In the title work of this pathbreaking collection of essays, Inga Clendinnen discusses why warfare was so central to Aztec society and the ways in which the Aztecs understood their relationship to the forces governing the world and the heavens. Aztec rhetoric and Aztec ritual were unified in the endeavor to sustain a social order sufficiently in harmony with the natural order. Subsequent essays examine the survival of Yucatec Maya culture under Spanish conquest, the role of "religion" in sixteenth-century Mexico, and Hernando Cortes and the conquest of Mexico. "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972/.02
Index
index present
LC call number
  • F1219.76.R57
  • F1219.76.R57
LC item number
  • C55 2010
  • C55 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The cost of courage in Aztec society : essays on Mesoamerican society and culture, Inga Clendinnen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. 'Fierce and unnatural cruelty': Cortés and the conquest of Mexico; 2. Disciplining the Indians: Franciscan ideology and missionary violence in sixteenth-century Yucatán; 3. The cost of courage in Aztec society; 4. Ways to the sacred: reconstructing 'religion' in sixteenth century Mexico; 5. Landscape and world view: the survival of Yucatec Maya culture under Spanish conquest; 6. Breaking the mirror: from the Aztec spring festival to organ transplantation; 7. Reading Mr. Robinson
Control code
461323885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 216 pages
Isbn
9780521518116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009043215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky126084755
  • (OCoLC)461323885
Label
The cost of courage in Aztec society : essays on Mesoamerican society and culture, Inga Clendinnen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. 'Fierce and unnatural cruelty': Cortés and the conquest of Mexico; 2. Disciplining the Indians: Franciscan ideology and missionary violence in sixteenth-century Yucatán; 3. The cost of courage in Aztec society; 4. Ways to the sacred: reconstructing 'religion' in sixteenth century Mexico; 5. Landscape and world view: the survival of Yucatec Maya culture under Spanish conquest; 6. Breaking the mirror: from the Aztec spring festival to organ transplantation; 7. Reading Mr. Robinson
Control code
461323885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 216 pages
Isbn
9780521518116
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009043215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky126084755
  • (OCoLC)461323885

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