Classic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence

Classic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence

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Classic Maya Political History: Hieroglyphic and Archaeological Evidence

This volume is the first to present in detail the results of recent decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing and to consider the implications of a Classic Maya written history. Contributors examine the way in which 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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