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The Resource Sacred consumption : food and ritual in Aztec art and culture, Elizabeth Morán

Sacred consumption : food and ritual in Aztec art and culture, Elizabeth Morán

Label
Sacred consumption : food and ritual in Aztec art and culture
Title
Sacred consumption
Title remainder
food and ritual in Aztec art and culture
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Morán
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aztec painted manuscripts and sculptural works, as well as indigenous and Spanish sixteenth-century texts, were filled with images of foodstuffs and food processing and consumption. Both gods and humans were depicted feasting, and food and eating clearly played a pervasive, integral role in Aztec rituals. Basic foods were transformed into sacred elements within particular rituals, while food in turn gave meaning to the ritual performance. This pioneering book offers the first integrated study of food and ritual in Aztec art. Elizabeth Morán asserts that while feasting and consumption are often seen as a secondary aspect of ritual performance, a close examination of images of food rites in Aztec ceremonies demonstrates that the presence?or, in some cases, the absence?of food in the rituals gave them significance. She traces the ritual use of food from the beginning of Aztec mythic history through contact with Europeans, demonstrating how food and ritual activity, the everyday and the sacred, blended in ceremonies that ranged from observances of births, marriages, and deaths to sacrificial offerings of human hearts and blood to feed the gods and maintain the cosmic order. Morán also briefly considers continuities in the use of pre-Hispanic foods in the daily life and ritual practices of contemporary Mexico. Bringing together two domains that have previously been studied in isolation, Sacred Consumption promises to be a foundational work in Mesoamerican studies." -- back cover
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morán, Elizabeth
Dewey number
394.1/20972
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.76.F67
LC item number
M67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aztecs
  • Food in art
  • Food
  • Aztec art
  • Aztecs
  • Art, Mexican
Label
Sacred consumption : food and ritual in Aztec art and culture, Elizabeth Morán
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-131) 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
Ceremonial consumption in everyday life -- Food in Aztec public ritual -- Aztec myths, cosmovision. and food -- Food and ritual after the conquest -- Some final thoughts on food
Control code
ocn928751126
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9781477310595
Lccn
2015043235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928751126
Label
Sacred consumption : food and ritual in Aztec art and culture, Elizabeth Morán
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-131) 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
Ceremonial consumption in everyday life -- Food in Aztec public ritual -- Aztec myths, cosmovision. and food -- Food and ritual after the conquest -- Some final thoughts on food
Control code
ocn928751126
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 142 pages
Isbn
9781477310595
Lccn
2015043235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)928751126

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