Palaces of the Ancient New World

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Among the most sumptuous buildings of antiquity were royal palaces. As in the Old World, kings and nobles of ancient Mexico and Peru had luxurious administrative quarters in cities, and exquisite pleasure palaces in the countryside. This volume explores the great houses of the ancient New World, from palaces of the Aztecs and Incas, looted by the Spanish conquistadors, to those lost high in the Andes and deep in the jungle. This volume, the first scholarly compendium of elite residences of the high cultures of ...
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Overview


Among the most sumptuous buildings of antiquity were royal palaces. As in the Old World, kings and nobles of ancient Mexico and Peru had luxurious administrative quarters in cities, and exquisite pleasure palaces in the countryside. This volume explores the great houses of the ancient New World, from palaces of the Aztecs and Incas, looted by the Spanish conquistadors, to those lost high in the Andes and deep in the jungle. This volume, the first scholarly compendium of elite residences of the high cultures of the New World, presents definitive descriptions and interpretations by leading scholars in the field. Authoritative yet accessible, this extensively illustrated book will serve as an important resource for anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians of art, architecture, and related disciplines.
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Susan Toby Evans is Professor of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University.

Joanne Pillsbury is Associate Director of Scholarly Programs at the Getty Research Institute.

?Craig Morris was Curator of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History.

Stephen D. Houston is Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at Brown University.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Jeffrey Quilter
  • Palaces of the Ancient New World: An Introduction
    Joanne Pillsbury and Susan Toby Evans
  • Aztec Palaces and Other Elite Residential Architecture
    Susan Toby Evans
  • Elite Residences in West Mexico
    Ben A. Nelson
  • Royal Palaces and Painted Tombs: State and Society in the Valley of Oaxaca
    Ernesto Gonzalez Licon
  • Palaces of Tikal and Copan
    Peter D. Harrison and E. Wyllys Andrews
  • Identifying Subroyal Elite Palaces at Copan and Aguateca
    David Webster and Takeshi Inomata
  • The Concept of the Palace in the Andes
    Joanne Pillsbury
  • Palaces and Politics in the Andean Middle Horizon
    William H. Isbell
  • Identifying Chimu Palaces: Elite Residential Architecture in the Late Intermediate Period
    Joanne Pillsbury and Banks L. Leonard
  • Enclosures of Power: The Multiple Spaces of Inca Administrative Palaces
    Craig Morris
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: Luxury and Daily Life in the Households of Machu Picchu’s Elite
    Lucy C. Salazar and Richard L. Burger
  • Body, Presence, and Space in the Andean and Mesoamerican Rulership
    Stephen D. Houston and Tom Cummins
  • Index

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