By Damien B. Marken,James L. Fitzsimmons

ISBN-10: 1607324121

ISBN-13: 9781607324126

Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands investigates Maya political and social constitution within the southern lowlands, assessing, evaluating, and studying the large edition in vintage interval Maya polity and town composition, improvement, and integration. regularly, discussions of vintage Maya political association were ruled by way of the talk over no matter if Maya polities have been centralized or decentralized. With new, principally unpublished information from a number of contemporary archaeological initiatives, this ebook examines the premises, strengths, and weaknesses of those views sooner than relocating past this long-standing debate and into various territory.

The quantity examines the articulations of a number of the social and spatial elements of Maya polity—the relationships, suggestions, and practices that certain families, groups, associations, and dynasties into enduring (or short-lived) political entities. by means of emphasizing the interior negotiation of polity, the contributions supply an enormous beginning for a extra holistic realizing of ways political association functioned within the vintage period.

Contributors include Francisco Estrada Belli, James L. Fitzsimmons, Sarah E. Jackson, Caleb Kestle, Brigitte Kovacevich, Allan Maca, Damien B. Marken, James Meierhoff, Timothy Murtha, Cynthia Robin, Alexandre Tokovinine, and Andrew Wyatt.

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