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    DescriptionScholars have long debated the nature of Maya political organization during the Classic period (AD 250–950). Complex questions regarding political centralization, economic change, and the role of politics and economics in the rise and collapse of the civilization have been examined and reexamined from a variety of perspectives. Antonia Foias and Kitty Emery have assembled a broad collection of essays all focused on a single polity, that of Motul de San José. By presenting a coherent interdisciplinary body of archaeological and environmental data, the volume offers an intensely deep, focused investigation of the various models of the ancient Maya political and economic systems. Research conducted over six seasons of fieldwork reveals a more centralized political system than expected and uncovers the workings of the ancient economic structure. The contributors offer new details concerning how involved royals and nonroyal elites were in the politics of nearby states, as well as an extensive tribute system


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    Title
    Motul De San Jose
    Subtitle
    Politics, History, and Economy in a Maya Polity
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Antonia E. Foias, Edited by Kitty F. Emery
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 535
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813041902
    ISBN 10: 0813041902
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 86, 85
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLC
    DC22: 972.81/2, 972.812
    DC23: 972.81016
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    LC classification: F1435.1.P47 M65 2012
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    Thema V1.0: NK, NHK
    Publisher
    University Press of Florida
    Imprint name
    University Press of Florida
    Publication date
    23 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Florida
    Author Information
    Antonia E. Foias is professor of anthropology at Williams College. Kitty F. Emery is associate curator of the Florida Museum of Natural History and associate professor at the University of Florida.
    Back cover copy
    "This volume is the first of its kind. A complex mosaic of how a relatively small Late Classic Maya polity was economically, socially, and politically organized. A must-read for all Maya scholars."--James F. Garber, editor of "The Ancient Maya of the Belize Valley" "The editors have assembled a remarkable array of evidence, including several innovative analytical methods. The product is a synthetic model that will shape how we understand and study Classic Maya political economy for the next several decades."--Jason Yaeger, editor of "Classic Maya Provincial Politics" Scholars have long debated the nature of Maya political organization during the Classic period (AD 250-950). Complex questions regarding political centralization, economic change, and the role of politics and economics in the rise and collapse of the civilization have been examined and reexamined from a variety of perspectives. Antonia Foias and Kitty Emery have assembled a broad collection of essays all focused on a single polity, that of Motul de San Jose.By presenting a coherent interdisciplinary body of archaeological and environmental data, the volume offers an intensely deep, focused investigation of the various models of the ancient Maya political and economic systems. Research conducted over six seasons of fieldwork reveals a more centralized political system than expected and uncovers the workings of the ancient economic structure. The contributors offer new details concerning how involved royals and nonroyal elites were in the politics of nearby states, as well as an extensive tribute system. Antonia E. Foias is professor of anthropology at Williams College. Kitty F. Emery is associate curator of the Florida Museum of Natural History and associate professor at the University of Florida."" "A volume in the series Maya Studies, edited by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase"