Classic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence

Classic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence

by T. Patrick Culbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 052156445X

ISBN-13: 9780521564458

Pub. Date: 12/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume is the first to present the results of recent decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing and to consider the implications of a Classic Maya written history. Contributors examine how the Maya elite created the kinship, alliance, warfare and ceremonial networks on which the civilization was founded.  See more details below

Overview

This volume is the first to present the results of recent decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing and to consider the implications of a Classic Maya written history. Contributors examine how the Maya elite created the kinship, alliance, warfare and ceremonial networks on which the civilization was founded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521564458
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Series:
School of American Research Advanced Seminars Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction Norman Hammond; 2. Classic Maya emblem glyphs Peter Mathews; 3. Prehistoric polities of the Pasion region: hieroglyphic texts and their archaeological settings Peter Mathews, and Gordon R. Willey; 4. An epigraphic history of the western Maya region Linda Schele; 5. Cyles of growth at Tikal Christopher Jones; 6. Polities in the Northeast Peten, Guatemala T. Patrick Culbert; 7. Dynastic historys and cultural evolution at Copan, Honduras William L. Fash, and Davis S. Stuart; 8. Diversity and continuity in Maya civilization Robert S. Sharer; 9. Elite interaction during the terminal classic period: new evidence from Chichen Itza Linnea H. Wren, and Peter Schmidt; 10. Royal visits and other intersite relationships among the classic Maya Linda Schele, and Peter Mathews; 11. Inside the black box: defining Maya polity Norman Hammond; 12. Maya elite interaction - through a glass, sideways Norman Yoffee; 13. Maya political history and elite interaction: a summary view T. Patrick Culbert.

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