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The Resource Ancient Maya Politics : A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period, 150-900 CE, Simon Martin, (electronic resource)

Ancient Maya Politics : A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period, 150-900 CE, Simon Martin, (electronic resource)

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Ancient Maya Politics : A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period, 150-900 CE
Title
Ancient Maya Politics
Title remainder
A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period, 150-900 CE
Statement of responsibility
Simon Martin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Classic Maya have long presented scholars with vexing problems. One of the longest running and most contested of these, and the source of deeply polarized interpretations, has been their political organization. Using recently deciphered inscriptions and fresh archaeological finds, Simon Martin argues that this particular debate can be laid to rest. He offers a comprehensive re-analysis of the issue in an effort to answer a simple question: how did a multitude of small kingdoms survive for some six hundred years without being subsumed within larger states or empires? Using previously unexploited comparative and theoretical approaches, Martin suggests mechanisms that maintained a "dynamic equilibrium" within a system best understood not as array of individual polities but an interactive whole. With its rebirth as text-backed historical archaeology, Maya studies has entered a new phase, one capable of building a political anthropology as robust as any other we have for the ancient world"--
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1961-
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Martin, Simon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mayas
  • Inscriptions, Mayan
  • Mayas
  • Archaeology and history
  • Archaeology and history
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Ancient Maya Politics : A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period, 150-900 CE, Simon Martin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002485108
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108676694
Lccn
2019036963
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0002485108
Label
Ancient Maya Politics : A Political Anthropology of the Classic Period, 150-900 CE, Simon Martin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ssj0002485108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108676694
Lccn
2019036963
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002485108

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