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Author Sigal, Peter Herman, 1964-
Title The flower and the scorpion : sexuality and ritual in early Nahua culture / Pete Sigal.
Published Durham, NC : Duke University Press, c2011.
Book Cover

 Floor2  F1221.N3 S524 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 361 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Latin America otherwise
Latin America otherwise.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The bath -- Trash -- Sin -- The warrior goddess -- The phallus and the broom -- The homosexual -- Sex -- Mirrors.
Summary Sigal argues that sixteenth century Nahua sexuality cannot be fully understood only through colonial sensibilities and sources. He examines legal documents, clerical texts, pictorial manuscripts, images and glyphs of Nahua gods and goddesses and descriptions of fertility rituals and other historical accounts and stories to show the complexity of Nahua sexuality.
Subject Nahuas -- Social life and customs -- 16th century.
Nahuas -- Rites and ceremonies.
Nahuas -- Sexual behavior.
ISBN 9780822351382 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822351382 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780822351511 (pbk. : alk. paper)
082235151X (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 741273596