Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands: Integration, by Damien B. Marken, James L. Fitzsimmons

By Damien B. Marken, James L. Fitzsimmons

Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands investigates Maya political and social constitution within the southern lowlands, assessing, evaluating, and analyzing the huge version in vintage interval Maya polity and town composition, improvement, and integration. ordinarily, 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 With new, principally unpublished facts from a number of fresh archaeological tasks, this publication examines the premises, strengths, and weaknesses of those views earlier than relocating past this long-standing debate and into varied territory.

The quantity examines the articulations of a few of the social and spatial parts of Maya polity—the relationships, options, and practices that sure families, groups, associations, and dynasties into enduring (or short-lived) political entities. via emphasizing the interior negotiation of polity, the contributions offer a big starting place for a extra holistic figuring out of ways political association functioned within the vintage period.

individuals 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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In The Neighborhood as a Social and Spatial Unit in Mesoamerican Cities, edited by M. Charlotte Arnauld, Linda R. Manzanilla, and Michael E. Smith, 1–26. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. 34 DA M I EN B. M A R K EN A N D JA M ES L . F I TZ S I M M O N S Smith, Monica L. 2003b. ” In The Social Construction of Ancient Cities, edited by Monica L. Smith, 1–36. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books. Smith, Monica L. 2005. ” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 95 (4): 832–49. x. Stein, Gil J.

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