Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya
Data and Case Studies v. 2
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Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya by Takeshi Inomata
Book DescriptionThe two volumes of Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya provide current archaeological perspectives on Maya courts conceived as vital, functioning social groups composed of lords, courtiers, scribes, priests, and entertainers, among many others. In addition to archaeological data on the architecture and other spatial attributes of courts, the studies in the two volumes bring to bear on the topic the most recent evidence from inscriptions, vase paintings, murals and friezes, and ethnohistoric records in order to flesh out a portrait of the actors and roles that made up Maya courts through time and across space. The attributes of courts are explored in the Maya highlands and lowlands, from the origins of early kingship through the Classic period to the Postclassic and Terminal epochs. Pertinent comparisons are also drawn from the Aztecs and other ancient and contemporary societies. Volume 1: Theory, Comparison, and Synthesis establishes a carefully considered framework for approaching the study of courts and their functions throughout the world of the ancient Maya. Volume 2: Data and Case Studies provides authoritatively current data and insights from key Maya sites, including Copn, Tikal, Caracol, Bonampak, and Calakmul.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813338804
(229mm x 153mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Takeshi Inomata
Classic Maya, Paperback (September 2009)
This book is the first in-depth synthesis of the Classic Maya.
Royal Courts of the Ancient Maya, Hardback (November 2000)» View all books by Takeshi Inomata
This study of the pre-Hispanic Maya in the Preclassic, Classic, and Postclassic periods of their history is an interdisciplinary study of the administrative functions, internal dynamics, and symbolic roles of rulers and their royal retinues.
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Author Biography - Takeshi Inomata
Takeshi Inomata is a professor at the University of Arizona. He received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, and he has currently been conducting archeological fieldwork in the Maya area. Stephen Houston is a professor at Brigham Young University. Takeshi Inomata is a professor at the University of Arizona. He received a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, and he has currently been conducting archeological fieldwork in the Maya area. Stephen Houston is a professor at Brigham Young University.
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