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ARCHITECTURE AND THE ORIGINS OF PRECLASSIC MAYA POLITICS. James Doyle. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 184 pp. with 97 ills. 26 x 18 cm. LC 2016-31779 ISBN 9781107145375 In English.
Publisher's description: Architecture and the Origins of Preclassic Maya Politics highlights the dramatic changes in the relationship of ancient Maya peoples to the landscape and to each other in the Preclassic period (c.2000 BC-250 AD). Offering a comprehensive history of Preclassic Maya society, James Doyle focuses on recent discoveries of early writing, mural painting, stone monuments, and evidence of divine kingship that have reshaped our understanding of cultural developments in the first millennium BC. He also addresses one of the crucial concerns of contemporary archaeology: the emergence of political authorities and their subjects in early complex polities. Doyle shows how architectural trends in the Maya Lowlands in the Preclassic period exhibit the widespread, cross-cultural link between monumental architecture of imposing intent, human collaboration, and urbanism.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Native Middle/South America — Architecture
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 175114
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