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10- Assess the significance of human sacrifice in the Americas from 700 to 1500. (Wallech, 189-201; 355-370).

11- Document 12-6: Read and answer the questions at the end of the document. (Ward & Gainty, source 12-6).

12- Analyze the successes and failures of China's Tang and Song Dynasties. (Wallech, 246-279).

13- Explain the importance of feudalism. To what degree was it successful in creating stability for its practitioners? (Wallech, pp. 294-305).

14- Document 15-4: Read and answer the questions at the end of the document. (Ward & Gainty, source 15-4).


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10- Assess the significance of human sacrifice in the Americas from 700 to 1500. (Wallech, 189201; 355-370).
Several American communities practiced the human sacrifices between 700 and 1500.
The human sacrifice was seen as the ultimate sacrifice to their gods and this was for several
reasons. First, according to Wallech et al. the Mochica community was frequently hit by adverse
weather conditions which significantly reduced their food supply. Therefore, the human sacrifice
was the best to appease the gods, and avoid such conditions as the flooding caused by El Nino.
Thus, the central function of the human sacrifice was to please the gods while asking for favors
from them for them to bless the communities. Religious reasons such as offering human
sacrifices for the nourishment of the gods so that they cannot grow weak were also recognized
among several communities such as the Toltecs (Wallech et al. 357). The religious reasons,
therefore, can be seen as being essential to the sacrificing tradition.
Elsewhere, scholars also established that the human sacrifices might have been ways of
some ritual cannibalism partly aimed at nourishing the protein needs of the people. The captured
people who were offered as sacrifices were also used as meat for some of the communities.
Anthropologists argued that Native Americans had developed ritual cannibalism which was also
practiced through the human sacrifices (Wallech et al. 199). Therefore, other than offering the
gods a gift for them to be nourished and show favor to the people, it is possible that it was a
channel for cannibalism. Overall, it is correct to say that human sacrifices were...


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