AZTEC CANNIBALISM: Nahua versus Spanish and mestizo accounts in the Valley of Mexico

@article{Isaac2005AZTECCN,
  title={AZTEC CANNIBALISM: Nahua versus Spanish and mestizo accounts in the Valley of Mexico},
  author={B. Isaac},
  journal={Ancient Mesoamerica},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={1 - 10}
}
  • B. Isaac
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • Ancient Mesoamerica
This article engages the debate about Aztec cannibalism principally through the analysis of three accounts of cannibalism by trickery set in the Valley of Mexico. These three tales are practically the only form in which cannibalism appears in the major Nahua (indigenous Nahuatl-speaking) writings of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The stories portray cannibalism as shocking, even abhorrent, to Aztecs—rather than as customary—and as a stratagem for humiliating an enemy or… Expand
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