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 vast version in vintage interval Maya polity and town composition, improvement, and integration. normally, discussions of vintage Maya political association were ruled via the talk over no matter if Maya polities have been centralized or decentralized. With new, mostly unpublished facts from a number of contemporary archaeological initiatives, this e-book examines the premises, strengths, and weaknesses of those views ahead of relocating past this long-standing debate and into varied territory.
The quantity examines the articulations of some of the social and spatial parts of Maya polity—the relationships, thoughts, and practices that certain families, groups, associations, and dynasties into enduring (or short-lived) political entities. through emphasizing the interior negotiation of polity, the contributions supply an incredible beginning for a extra holistic figuring out of the way political association functioned within the vintage period.
participants 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.