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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Houston, Stephen D.
Hieroglyphs and history at Dos Pilas.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1993
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen D Houston
|Description:||xv, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||1. Introduction --
2. Dos Pilas and Its Archaeological Setting --
Appendix 2-1. Structure Numeration, Comments, and Concordance --
3. The Monumental Sculpture of Dos Pilas: A Summary --
4. The History of Dos Pilas and Its Lords --
5. The Composition and Interaction of Late Classic Polities.
|Responsibility:||by Stephen D. Houston.|
This pioneering study uses the inscriptions and monumental art of Dos Pilas in the Peten region of Guatemala to reconstruct the history and fate of a crucial Maya-dynasty. Houston's innovative approach combines data derived from the hieroglyphs with the findings of archaeology and anthropology to provide a detailed picture of Dos Pilas' development as a dynastic center. Houston reveals that the rulers of Dos Pilas were conquerors who established and maintained a regional polity. The records of their deeds on monuments at Dos Pilas and sites nearby contain a wealth of detail that matches anything found at other major Maya centers.
This information on a major Classic period (roughly A.D. 250-900) site illuminates a world of intrigue, diplomacy, warfare, and courtly life. Though the written record inscribes only the elite version of events, it amplifies much that is already known about the Classic Maya and will be of interest to historians of the region, archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and epigraphers.
- Dos Pilas Site (Guatemala)
- Mayan languages -- Writing.
- Mayas -- Politics and government.
- Mayas -- History.
- Guatemala -- Dos Pilas Site.
- Precolumbiaans tijdperk.
- Écriture maya.
- Mayas -- Histoire.
- Mayas -- Politique et gouvernement.
- Politisches System.
- Dos Pilas.
- Mayan languages -- Writing
- Mayas -- History
- Mayas -- Politics and government