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.
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Series:||The Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies|
|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 ContentsPreface 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