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The Resource Aztec goddesses and Christian Madonnas : images of the divine feminine in Mexico, Joseph Kroger and Patrizia Granziera

Aztec goddesses and Christian Madonnas : images of the divine feminine in Mexico, Joseph Kroger and Patrizia Granziera

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Aztec goddesses and Christian Madonnas : images of the divine feminine in Mexico
Title
Aztec goddesses and Christian Madonnas
Title remainder
images of the divine feminine in Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Kroger and Patrizia Granziera
Title variation
Images of the divine feminine in Mexico
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The face of the divine feminine can be found everywhere in Mexico. One of the most striking features of Mexican religious life is the prevalence of images of the Virgin Mother of God. This is partly because the divine feminine played such a prominent role in pre-Hispanic Mexican religion. Goddess images were central to the devotional life of the Aztecs, especially peasants and those living in villages outside the central city of Tenochtitlan (present day Mexico City). In these rural communities fertility and fecundity, more than war rituals and sacrificial tribute, were the main focus of cultic activity. Both Aztec goddesses and the Christian Madonnas who replaced them were associated, and sometimes identified, with nature and the environment: the earth, water, trees and other sources of creativity and vitality. This book uncovers the myths and images of 22 Aztec Goddesses and 28 Christian Madonnas of Mexico. Their rich and symbolic meaning is revealed by placing them in the context of the religious worldviews in which they appear and by situating them within the devotional life of the faithful for whom they function as powerful mediators of divine grace and terror"--Publisher
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UKMGB
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Kroger, Joseph
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.3.R38
LC item number
K76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Granziera, Patrizia
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  • Mary
  • Mary
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Indian art
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Aztec goddesses in art
  • Aztec art
  • Aztecs
  • Women
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Azteken
  • Göttin
  • Mariendarstellung
  • Bild
  • Mexiko
Label
Aztec goddesses and Christian Madonnas : images of the divine feminine in Mexico, Joseph Kroger and Patrizia Granziera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-305) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the divine feminine -- The goddess in pre-Hispanic Mexico -- The mother of God in the Christian tradition -- The Mexican encounter : from conflict to syncretism -- Aztec goddess images -- Christian Madonna images
  • Introduction : the divine feminine -- The goddess in pre-Hispanic Mexico -- The mother of God in the Christian tradition -- The Mexican encounter : from conflict to syncretism -- Aztec goddess images -- Christian Madonna images
Control code
781499082
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 327 p., [24] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9781409435976
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012934125
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)781499082
Label
Aztec goddesses and Christian Madonnas : images of the divine feminine in Mexico, Joseph Kroger and Patrizia Granziera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-305) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the divine feminine -- The goddess in pre-Hispanic Mexico -- The mother of God in the Christian tradition -- The Mexican encounter : from conflict to syncretism -- Aztec goddess images -- Christian Madonna images
  • Introduction : the divine feminine -- The goddess in pre-Hispanic Mexico -- The mother of God in the Christian tradition -- The Mexican encounter : from conflict to syncretism -- Aztec goddess images -- Christian Madonna images
Control code
781499082
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 327 p., [24] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9781409435976
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012934125
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)781499082

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