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Palaces of the Ancient New World by Susan Toby Evans


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780884023418
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date: 04/30/2009
Series: Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia Series , #22
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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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