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Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya$
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Brett A. Houk, Barbara Arroyo, and Terry G. Powis

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066226

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066226.001.0001

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La Corona

La Corona

Negotiating a Landscape of Power

Chapter:
(p.171) 9 La Corona
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Approaches to Monumental Landscapes of the Ancient Maya
Author(s):

Marcello A. Canuto

Tomás Barrientos Q.

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066226.003.0009

Chapter 9 explores the political landscape of the Late Classic Kaanul kingdom. Marcello A. Canuto and Tomás Barrientos Q. consider the role of secondary centers in the geopolitical landscape of the lowlands during the Late Classic period, using La Corona, Guatemala as a case study. In Chapter 9, Canuto and Barrientos Q. demonstrate that the relationship between the Kaanul hegemony and La Corona was much more complicated than simple political alliance. Kaanul’s complex interaction with its secondary center reveals some of the tools it used to create a monumental political landscape, including, in the case of La Corona, manipulating the local power structure, the community’s social organization, and even its sacred history.

Keywords:   La Corona, Kaanul, Social organization, Geopolitical landscape, Hegemony, Monumental political landscape

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