Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands: Integration, by Damien B. Marken, James L. Fitzsimmons

By Damien B. Marken, James L. Fitzsimmons

Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands investigates Maya political and social constitution within the southern lowlands, assessing, evaluating, and analyzing the large version in vintage interval Maya polity and town composition, improvement, and integration. frequently, discussions of vintage Maya political association were ruled by way of the talk over no matter if Maya polities have been centralized or decentralized. With new, principally unpublished info from numerous fresh archaeological tasks, this publication examines the premises, strengths, and weaknesses of those views sooner than relocating past this long-standing debate and into varied territory.

The quantity examines the articulations of many of the social and spatial parts of Maya polity—the relationships, options, and practices that sure families, groups, associations, and dynasties into enduring (or short-lived) political entities. by means of emphasizing the interior negotiation of polity, the contributions supply a big origin for a extra holistic knowing of ways political association functioned within the vintage period.

individuals include Francisco Estrada Belli, James L. Fitzsimmons, Sarah E. Jackson, Caleb Kestle, Brigitte Kovacevich, Allan Maca, Damien B. Marken, James Meierhoff, Timothy Murtha, Cynthia Robin, Alexandre Tokovinine, and Andrew Wyatt.

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