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Starešina, Paula. (2019). Kanibalizam u astečkom društvu. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. [mentor Heršak, Emil].

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The aim of this Master's thesis is to present and analyze Aztec cannibalism and ritual sacrifice. The first part of this paper will deal with the very concept of cannibalism and the occurrences of this phenomenon throughout history. The second part of this work gives us an insight into the Aztec culture and everyday life. Here the emphasis is put on the layers of their society, their hierarchy and the relationship between men and women. The third chapter represents the very core of this work. Firstly, the focus is on how and when the Aztec rituals were performed, to whom they were devoted and how the meat was consumed. Furthermore, I present four methods that explain why the Aztecs sacrificed such large number of people. Theories offered are in turn: cannibalism due to ecological needs, cannibalism as a means of demographic control, cannibalism as a response to a lack of serotonin, and cannibalism for religious purposes.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aztecs, cannibalism, sacrifice, rituals
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Heršak, Emil
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2019 08:44
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2019 08:44

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