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By Edited by Antonia E. Foias and Kitty F. Emery

"This quantity is the 1st of its style. a fancy mosaic of ways a comparatively small overdue vintage Maya polity used to be economically, socially, and politically prepared. A must-read for all Maya scholars."--James F. Garber, editor of the traditional Maya of the Belize Valley

"The editors have assembled a striking array of proof, together with a number of cutting edge analytical tools. The product is an artificial version that may form how we comprehend and research vintage Maya political economic climate for the subsequent numerous decades."--Jason Yaeger, writer of vintage Maya Provincial Politics

Scholars have lengthy debated the character of Maya political association through the vintage interval (AD 250-950). complicated questions concerning political centralization, fiscal swap, and the position of politics and economics within the upward push and cave in of the civilization were tested and reexamined from various views. Antonia Foias and Kitty Emery have assembled a huge choice of essays all serious about a unmarried polity, that of Motul de San José.
by means of providing a coherent interdisciplinary physique of archaeological and environmental information, the quantity deals an intensely deep, concentrated research of a number of the types of the traditional Maya political and monetary structures. learn carried out over six seasons of fieldwork finds a extra centralized political procedure than anticipated and uncovers the workings of the traditional fiscal constitution. The members provide new information bearing on how concerned royals and nonroyal elites have been within the politics of close by states, in addition to an intensive tribute system.

Antonia E. Foias is professor of anthropology at Williams collage. Kitty F. Emery is affiliate curator of the Florida Museum of usual background and affiliate professor on the college of Florida.

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