Water and Ritual: The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers

Water and Ritual: The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers

by Lisa Joyce Lucero

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Water and Ritual: The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers by Lisa Joyce Lucero

A pathbreaking investigation of how water and the rituals that invoked an abundant supply of rain were the keys to political power among the ancient Maya.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292709997
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Series: The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lisa J. Lucero is Associate Professor of Anthropology at New Mexico State University.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers Chapter 1. Water and Ritual Chapter 2. Classic Maya Political Histories Chapter 3. Maya Rituals: Past and Present Chapter 4. Community and the Maya: The Ritual History of Saturday Creek Chapter 5. Local Rulers and the Maya: The Ritual History of Altar de Sacrificios Chapter 6. Regional Rulers and the Maya: The Ritual History of Tikal Chapter 7. The Rise and Fall of Classic Maya Rulers Chapter 8. Water, Ritual, and Politics in Ancient Complex Societies Notes References Cited Index

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