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Title Political strategies in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica / edited by Sarah Kurnick and Joanne Baron.
OCLC ocn945376689
ISBN 9781607324164 (electronic bk.)
1607324164 (electronic bk.)
Publisher Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2016.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 291 pages) : illustrations
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LC Subject heading/s Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities.
Indians of Central America -- Antiquities.
Indians of Mexico -- Politics and government.
Indians of Central America -- Politics and government.
Authority -- Political aspects -- Mexico -- History -- To 1500.
Authority -- Political aspects -- Central America -- History -- To 1500.
Social archaeology -- Mexico.
Social archaeology -- Central America.
Ethnoarchaeology -- Mexico.
Ethnoarchaeology -- Central America.
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Electronic books
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Paradoxical politics : negotiating the contraditions of political authority / Sarah Kurnick -- Theories of power and legitimacy in archaeological contexts : the emergent regime of power at the formative Maya community of Ceibal, Guatemala / Takeshi Inomata -- Negotiating political authority and community in terminal formative coastal Oaxaca / Arthur A. Joyce [and four others] -- Conflicting political strategies in late formative to early classic central Jalisco / Christopher S. Beekman -- Patron deities and politics among the classic Maya / Joanne Baron -- Entangled political strategies : rulership, bureaucracy, and intermediate elites at Teotihuacan / Tatsuya Murakami -- Landscapes, lordships, and sovereignty in Mesoamerica / Bryce Davenport, Charles Golden -- Ruling "Purepécha Chichimeca" in a Tarascan world / Helen Perlstein Pollard -- Reflections on the archaeopolitical : pursuing the universal within a unity of opposites / Simon Martin -- List of contributors -- Index.
Scope and content "Political authority contains an inherent contradiction. Rulers must reinforce social inequality and bolster their own unique position at the top of the sociopolitical hierarchy, yet simultaneously emphasize social similarities and the commonalities shared by all. Political Strategies in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica explores the different and complex ways that those who exercised authority in the region confronted this contradiction. New data from a variety of well-known scholars in Mesoamerican archaeology reveal the creation, perpetuation, and contestation of politically authoritative relationships between rulers and subjects and between nobles and commoners. The contributions span the geographic breadth and temporal extent of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica--from Preclassic Oaxaca to the Classic Peten region of Guatemala to the Postclassic Michoacan--and the contributors weave together archaeological, epigraphic, and ethnohistoric data. Grappling with the questions of how those exercising authority convince others to follow and why individuals often choose to recognize and comply with authority, Political Strategies in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica discusses why the study of political authority is both timely and significant, reviews how scholars have historically understood the operation of political authority, and proposes a new analytical framework to understand how rulers rule. Contributors include Sarah B. Barber, Joanne Baron, Christopher S. Beekman, Jeffrey Brzezinski, Bryce Davenport, Charles Golden, Takeshi Inomata, Arthur A. Joyce, Sarah Kurnick, Carlo J. Lucido, Simon Martin, Tatsuya Murakami, Helen Perlstein Pollard, and Victor Salazar Chavez"-- Provided by publisher.
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Reproduction note Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System details note Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
NOTE digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language note English.
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Restrictions Open Access Title - Unlimited User Access.
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