By Edited by Antonia E. Foias and Kitty F. Emery
"This quantity is the 1st of its style. a posh mosaic of ways a comparatively small past due vintage Maya polity was once 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 extraordinary array of proof, together with a number of leading edge analytical tools. The product is an artificial version that might form how we comprehend and research vintage Maya political financial system for the subsequent a number of decades."--Jason Yaeger, writer of vintage Maya Provincial Politics
Scholars have lengthy debated the character of Maya political association throughout the vintage interval (AD 250-950). advanced questions concerning political centralization, fiscal swap, and the position of politics and economics within the upward thrust and cave in of the civilization were tested and reexamined from quite a few views. Antonia Foias and Kitty Emery have assembled a huge selection of essays all keen on a unmarried polity, that of Motul de San José.
by way of providing a coherent interdisciplinary physique of archaeological and environmental info, the quantity deals an intensely deep, centred research of a number of the versions of the traditional Maya political and monetary platforms. study performed over six seasons of fieldwork finds a extra centralized political process than anticipated and uncovers the workings of the traditional monetary constitution. The participants provide new information bearing on how concerned royals and nonroyal elites have been within the politics of within reach 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 typical heritage and affiliate professor on the college of Florida.