History Lecture Series | The Body as Offering: Making Meaning of Sacrifice in the Aztec Imperial Past
History Lecture Series | The Body as Offering: Making Meaning of Sacrifice in the Aztec Imperial Past
WhenWednesday, Jan 22, 2020, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room130
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUniversity of Washington Alumni Association and the Department of History
Description

Winter 2020 Lecture Series
Life, Death, and the Gods

Wednesday, January 22
7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall 130

What happens after death? How should the living care for the dead? How do beliefs about the gods and the afterlife shape different approaches to death and burial? In this exciting set of lectures, four UW historians examine the relationship between the living and the dead in Ancient Rome and Iran and among the Aztecs and the Chinese.

The Body as Offering: Making Meaning of Sacrifice in the Aztec Imperial Past
Adam Warren
, Associate Professor, History
The Aztec Empire looms large in the popular imagination for its practice of human sacrifice. But how much of was exaggerated by Spanish invaders? Explore how those living under Aztec rule made sense of the relationship between the living, the dead, and the divine.

Linkhistory.washington.edu…
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