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Ancient Maya Political Dynamics

Antonia E. Foias


This book is meant to show how archaeologists worldwide understand and reconstruct ancient political systems, and more specifically, how Maya archaeologists have reconstructed political power, institutions, and dynamics among ancient Maya states during the Classic period in the first millennium A.D. The book engages with the theoretical literature in political anthropology, the debates and history of how archaeologists have reconstructed ancient politics, and then describes specific cases of archaeological projects that focus on political questions across the world, and more specifically, in t ... More

Keywords: Classic Maya, political organization, political dynamics, bureaucratization, political administration, political economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044224
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044224.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Antonia E. Foias, author