By Antonia E. Foias
"An outstanding evaluation of modern scholarship coupled with the result of a long term study venture on the website and zone of Motul de San José. It contributes considerably to the anthropological literature on politics and power." --Daniela Triadan, coeditor of Burned Palaces and Elite flats of Aguateca
"A lengthy late and especially welcome piece of scholarly paintings. It synthesizes, digests, and makes to be had the result of the large increase in political experiences within the Maya region that has happened within the final 20 years because of fast glyph decipherment, elevated archaeological information, and extra refined theoretical modeling." --Eleanor M. King, Howard University
The research of politics, a dominating strength all through heritage, grants nice perception into the lives of historic humans. as a result of the richness and complexity of Maya society, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent a long time trying to reconstruct its political systems.
In Ancient Maya Political Dynamics, Antonia Foias argues that there's no unmarried Maya political historical past yet a number of histories, no unmarried Maya kingdom yet a number of polities that must be understood on the point of the lived, person event. She explores the ways that the dynamics of political energy formed the lives and panorama of the Maya and the way this knowledge can be utilized to examine different advanced societies.
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