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The Highest Altar: The story of Human Sacrifice

Tierney, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0747504989 / ISBN 13: 9780747504986
Editorial: Bloomsbery, 1989
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hurlingham Books (London, Reino Unido)

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Título: The Highest Altar: The story of Human ...

Editorial: Bloomsbery

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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Human sacrifice is not just a thing of the past. In some remote parts of South America, the ritual killing of men, women and children is taking place today. This book reveals and explores where, how and why this ancient practice persists.

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The 1954 discovery and subsequent autopsy of a 500-year-old mummified Inca boy, victim of human sacrifice, inspired this archeological, anthropological detective story by Omni and Discovery writer Tierney. His research into the origins of human sacrifice involve encounters among the Incas of the high Andes where priests and witches still conduct sacrificial killings combining Christian and ancient pagan rites, both of which are usually accompanied by heavy consumption of alcohol. Described in detail are methods of victim selection, execution and reasons for these acts--which include deification of the victim, propitiation of gods and of natural forces. Tierney's analysis of the complex evolution of attitudes toward human sacrifice from the actual to the symbolic, e.g., from Crucifixion of Christ to Eucharist, is treated summarily as little more than an addendum to his firsthand accounts of his Andean adventures. Photos not seen by PW. 20,000 first printing.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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