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Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings$
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Gyles Iannone, Brett A. Houk, and Sonja A. Schwake

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062754

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062754.001.0001

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Concepts of Legitimacy and Social Dynamics

Concepts of Legitimacy and Social Dynamics

Termination Ritual and the Last King of Aguateca, Guatemala

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(p.89) 4 Concepts of Legitimacy and Social Dynamics
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Ritual, Violence, and the Fall of the Classic Maya Kings
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Takeshi Inomata

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062754.003.0004

Investigations at the Classic Maya center of Aguateca, Guatemala, have shown that dense artifact deposits resulting from termination rituals are found in and around buildings associated with the last king of this center, Tahn Te’ K’inich. These data suggest that the identity of the community was closely tied to the person of the king. During the following Postclassic period in the Maya lowlands, monumental representations of rulers as embodiments of their communities became far less common. These observations compel us to critically examine the complexity and multiple dimensions of divine ruler-ship and legitimacy by considering the political fortune of individual kings, changes in the notion of ruler-ship, and the loyalty and acquiescence of subjects.

Keywords:   Divine Rulership, Legitimacy, Political Processes, Terminal RitualAguateca

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