City of Sacrifice

Chronicles the story of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, investigating Aztec religious practices, arguing that religious violence was integral to urbanization

Author: David Carrasco

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: UVA:X004345419

Category: History

Page: 279

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Chronicles the story of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, investigating Aztec religious practices, arguing that religious violence was integral to urbanization

The Strange World of Human Sacrifice

The last study throws a surprising light on human sacrifice in China. The volume is concluded with a detailed index

Author: Jan N. Bremmer

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042918438

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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The Strange World of Human Sacrifice is the first modern collection of studies on one of the most gruesome and intriguing aspects of religion. The volume starts with a brief introduction, which is followed by studies of Aztec human sacrifice and the literary motif of human sacrifice in medieval Irish literature. Turning to ancient Greece, three cases of human sacrifice are analysed: a ritual example, a mythical case, and one in which myth and ritual are interrelated. The early Christians were the victims of accusations of human sacrifice, but in turn imputed the crime to heterodox Christians, just as the Jews imputed the crime to their neighbours. The ancient Egyptians rarely seem to have practised human sacrifice, but buried the pharaoh's servants with him in order to serve him in the afterlife, albeit only for a brief period at the very beginning of pharaonic civilization. In ancient India we can follow the traditions of human sacrifice from the earliest texts up to modern times, where especially in eastern India goddesses, such as Kali, were long worshipped with human victims. In Japanese tales human sacrifice often takes the form of self-sacrifice, and there may well be a line from these early sacrifices to modern kamikaze. The last study throws a surprising light on human sacrifice in China. The volume is concluded with a detailed index

Augustine and the Economy of Sacrifice

How can the “peace” secured by such a politics of arbitrary halfmeasures ever
serve as the economic condition for exchange between the members of the
wayfaring city and the earthly city? Unless the peace of the earthly city
communicated ...

Author: Joshua S. Nunziato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481397

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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Provides the first book-length treatment of what Augustinian thought has to offer contemporary economic theory.

New Perspectives on Human Sacrifice and Ritual Body Treatments in Ancient Maya Society

González, Y., 1985, El sacrificio humano entre los mexicas. Fondo de Cultura
Económico, Mexico City. Harner, M., 1977, The Ecological Basis for Aztec
Sacrifice. American Ethnologists 4:117–135. Houston, St., Escobedo, H.L.,
Scherer, A., ...

Author: Vera Tiesler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387488715

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

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This book examines Maya sacrifice and related posthumous body manipulation. The editors bring together an international group of contributors from the area studied: archaeologists as well as anthropologists, forensic anthropologists, art historians and bioarchaeologists. This interdisciplinary approach provides a comprehensive perspective on these sites as well as the material culture and biological evidence found there

Guidebook for Pilgrims to the Heavenly City

Those on pilgrimage sacrifice their animals together at Mina . They
commemorate the obedience of Abraham confirmed by his willingness to
sacrifice his son ( see Genesis 22 : 1 - 19 ) . The pilgrimage to the Heavenly City ,
however , does not ...

Author: Gareth Lee Cockerill

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878084495

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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Ultimate Sacrifice

But even this setback was limited to just one small city, and the mob bosses
learned from their mistake. The next time a high government official was
assassinated—like the President of Guatemala in 1957—the mob bosses made
sure to have ...

Author: Lamar Waldron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472113337

Category: History

Page: 160

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Drawing on seventeen years of research, thousands of recently declassified files, and dozens of interviews, Ultimate Sacrifice re-creates and, in many ways, rewrites the crucial period of our history leading up to November 22 1923. In the process, this groundbreaking account provides the missing pieces to the greatest tragic puzzle of post-war America: the true circumstances behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. · Ultimate Sacrifice details a previously unknown “Plan for a Coup in Cuba” authorized by President John Kennedy, run by Attorney General Robert Kennedy and set for December 1, 1963. · The Kennedy plan, unique and different from ant previously disclosed operation, was – as detailed in a Joint Chiefs of Staff memo – to have included a “palace coup”, a provisional Cuban government and, if necessary, a “full-scale invasion” by “invited” US military forces. · The CIA’s code name for their part of the operation, AMWORLD, has never previously surfaced in any government investigation, nor in any book or article, making it one of the most covert operations in United States history. · Ultimate Sacrifice will detail how the Kennedy plan was penetrated by three mafia godfathers – Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante, and Johnny Roselli – being vigorously pursued by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, along with a dozen of their associates, six of whom were also working on the Coup plan. · The crime bosses then used parts of the Coup Plan/AMWORLD to arrange JFK’s assassination in a way that would prevent a truly thorough government investigation in order to protect the Coup Plan, its participants, and national security. · By using the secrecy surrounding the Plan, the mob bosses would target JFK not only in Dallas but in two earlier attempts, one in Chicago on November 1 and them one in Tampa on November 18, which Ultimate Sacrifice reveals for the first time in any book. · Ultimate Sacrifice has finally pieced together the whole story by building on the work of the seven governmental committees that have investigated aspects of the assassination, on the work of former government investigators, and on the four million documents that were declassified in the 1990s, in addition to exclusive interviews with dozens of witnesses and participants including Secretary of State Dean Rusk, Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, and the Kennedys’ closest Cuban exile aide, Harry “Ruiz” Williams.

Religions of Mesoamerica

In this first introductory text to cover thoroughly the Mesoamerican religious traditions, David Carrasco provides an overview of the history of Mesoamerican cultures and describes their religious forms, structures, myths, and prevailing ...

Author: David Carrasco

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco

ISBN: UOM:39015019001471

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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A vivid introduction to the native religions of Mexico and Central America from one of the leading scholars in the field. In this first introductory text to cover thoroughly the Mesoamerican religious traditions, David Carrasco provides an overview of the history of Mesoamerican cultures and describes their religious forms, structures, myths, and prevailing "cosmovision"--the Mesoamerican view of time and space and its ritualized representation and enactment.Carrassco details the dynamic of two important, representative cultures--the Aztec and the Maya--and discusses the impact of the Spanish conquest and the continuity of native traditions into the post-Columbian and contemporary eras. Integrating recent archaeological discoveries in Mexico City, he brings about a comprehensive understanding of ritual human sacrifice, a subject often ignored in religious studies.

The City of God

a sacrifice to God, by whose intelligible fire he was caught up and set aflame, and
into whose ineffable and incorporeal embrace he was transported by holy desire.
But if the worshipers of many gods, no matter how they conceive their gods, ...

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 9781565484559

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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Along with his Confessions, The City of God is undoubtedly St. Augustine's most influential work. This long-awaited translation by William Babcock is published in two volumes. For all those who are interested in the greatest classics of Christian antiquity, The City of God is indispensible. Books 1-10 contain Augustine's critique of the Roman religious, political, and intellectual tradition and prepare the way for the great vision of the two cities that he sets out in Books 11-22. Book jacket.

Human Sacrifice Militarism and Rulership

3 The Ciudadela and the city layout I have suggested that major public
architectural complexes in Teotihuacan probably had specific ritual meanings
and functions within city - wide contexts . If a master plan for the city layout
existed ...

Author: Saburo Sugiyama

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052178056X

Category: History

Page: 280

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An archaeological examination of the Feathered Serpent Pyramid as a symbol of power in Teotihuacan.

The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks

But sacrifice derives its importance from another function, which reinforces the
first: the necessary relationship between the exercise of social relatedness on zH
political levels within the system the Greeks call the city. Political power cannot
be ...

Author: Marcel Detienne

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226143538

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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For the Greeks, the sharing of cooked meats was the fundamental communal act, so that to become vegetarian was a way of refusing society. It follows that the roasting or cooking of meat was a political act, as the division of portions asserted a social order. And the only proper manner of preparing meat for consumption, according to the Greeks, was blood sacrifice. The fundamental myth is that of Prometheus, who introduced sacrifice and, in the process, both joined us to and separated us from the gods—and ambiguous relation that recurs in marriage and in the growing of grain. Thus we can understand why the ascetic man refuses both women and meat, and why Greek women celebrated the festival of grain-giving Demeter with instruments of butchery. The ambiguity coded in the consumption of meat generated a mythology of the "other"—werewolves, Scythians, Ethiopians, and other "monsters." The study of the sacrificial consumption of meat thus leads into exotic territory and to unexpected findings. In The Cuisine of Sacrifice, the contributors—all scholars affiliated with the Center for Comparative Studies of Ancient Societies in Paris—apply methods from structural anthropology, comparative religion, and philology to a diversity of topics: the relation of political power to sacrificial practice; the Promethean myth as the foundation story of sacrificial practice; representations of sacrifice found on Greek vases; the technique and anatomy of sacrifice; the interaction of image, language, and ritual; the position of women in sacrificial custom and the female ritual of the Thesmophoria; the mythical status of wolves in Greece and their relation to the sacrifice of domesticated animals; the role and significance of food-related ritual in Homer and Hesiod; ancient Greek perceptions of Scythian sacrificial rites; and remnants of sacrificial ritual in modern Greek practices.

City of God

... with such sacrifices that God is pleased.' fn22 Hence the meaning of the text, 'I
desire mercy rather than sacrifice,' fn23 is simply that one sacrifice is preferred to
another; for what is generally called sacrifice is really a sign of the true sacrifice.

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141920627

Category: Religion

Page: 1184

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City of God is an enduringly significant work in the history of Christian thought, by one of its central figures Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, this great theological and philosophical work by St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends worldly politics and will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity. Translated with Notes by Henry Bettenson with an Introduction by G. R. Evans

The Power of Sacrifice

chapter one Roman Religion and Sacrificial Practice A ccording to ovid, death,
sacrifice, and religion were at the center of the founding of the city of Rome. As
Romulus marked out the lines for the new city wall, he prayed to Jupiter, Mars,
and ...

Author: George Heyman

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813214894

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In this work, George Heyman offers a fresh perspective on the similarities between pagan Roman and Christian thinking about the public role of sacrifice in the first two and a half centuries of the Christian era.

The Sacrifice Game

TO THE WORLD OF ANCIENT MAYA, AND FAR BEYOND… In the Courts of the Sun introduced Maya descendent Jed De Landa, a math prodigy with rare knowledge of an ancient divination tool called the Sacrifice Game.

Author: Brian D'Amato

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101585504

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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TO THE WORLD OF ANCIENT MAYA, AND FAR BEYOND… In the Courts of the Sun introduced Maya descendent Jed De Landa, a math prodigy with rare knowledge of an ancient divination tool called the Sacrifice Game. But now there are two Jeds—one existing at the height of the ancient Maya civilization in AD 664, and another in the present who—for an unusual but compelling reason—is about to bring about the destruction of humanity. And only one self can win the game… With illustrations by the author

The City of God Books VIII XVI

Chapter 5 Of course, no one is foolish enough to think that God has any need of
the things that are offered in sacrifice. Holy Scripture is full of proof to the contrary.
Not to be tedious, let one short text from the Psalms suffice: 'I have said to the ...

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813215587

Category: Religion

Page: 575

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The Lord s voice unto the city sermons

For this is the only sacrifice which God approves , which Jesus loves . Of the ten
lepers but one made this kind of sacrifice , this sacrifice of himself . To the others
the language of the prophet Amos in the same chapter might have been applied

Author: Thomas Valpy French (bp. of Lahore.)


ISBN: OXFORD:590393276



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War and Sacrifice

Excavations on this site, undertaken by Paul Logue for EHS: Built Heritage DOE:

Author: Tony Pollard

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004154582

Category: History

Page: 224

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This collection of papers on the archaeology of conflict covers a wide range in both time and space, running from Sub-Neolithic Finland to early Modern Ireland. The papers include a diverse series of approaches to the study of conflict, using excavation, osteology, artefacts and linguistics.

The Chinese Classics

The measures of the duke of Chow . f — , - TE = ' he offered the sacrifice at the
altar to the spirit of the land . ... The altars were and still are within the wall of the
imperial city . sacrifices to Heaven and Earth B Who the spirits thus sacrificed to ...

Author: James Legge



Category: China


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The Sacrifice of Saint Lecroi

The dilapidated remains of Aralynne are a sickening ghost of the glorious city it
used to be. The Black Cloaks swarm like vermin, prowling the streets for fresh
blood; swooping like ominous ravens— or vultures, if vultures wore all black as
they ...

Author: Kali Brokaw


ISBN: 9780557671342

Category: Vampires

Page: 224

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The world has fallen to her knees at the mercy of vampires, unable to stand against their strength and numbers. Long ago, the vampires raised their own city, the City of Saint Lecroi, but disgusted with the presence of a vampire metropolis, the humans razed the city. Now seeking their revenge, the vampires have decimated the human city of Aralynne, intending to use her ashes and death to build a New City of Saint Lecroi. There are two lone factions'the Sacrifice and the Harem'willing to stand against the wrath of the vampires, and, in a blood-bathed firestorm, a war ensues.