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Maya palaces and elite residences : an interdisciplinary approach

Author: Jessica Joyce Christie
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
Series: The Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-colombian studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Maya 'palaces' have intrigued students of this ancient Mesoamerican culture since the early twentieth century. This book brings together the data and analysis regarding the occupants, ritual and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Congrès
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Joyce Christie
ISBN: 0292712448 9780292712447
OCLC Number: 469539994
Notes: Bibliogr. en fin de chapitres. Index.
Description: X-340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: * Acknowledgments * Introduction *1. Elite Residences at Blue Creek, Belize (Thomas H. Guderjan, Robert J. Lichtenstein, and C. Colleen Hanratty) *2. At Court in Copan: Palace Groups of the Early Classic (Loa P. Traxler) *3. A Multipurpose Structure in the Late Classic Palace at Copan (E. Wyllys Andrews V, Jodi L. Johnson, William F. Doonan, Gloria E. Everson, Kathryn E. Sampeck, and Harold E. Starratt) *4. Palaces of the Royal Court at Tikal (Peter D'Arcy Harrison) *5. The Political Acquisition of Sacred Geography: The Murcielagos Complex at Dos Pilas (Arthur Demarest, Kim Morgan, Claudia Wolley, and Hector Escobedo) *6. Where Did Elites Live? Identifying Elite Residences at Aguateca, Guatemala (Takeshi Inomata and Daniela Triadan) *7. Access Patterns in Maya Royal Precincts (Rodrigo Liendo Stuardo) *8. Evidence for the Functions and Meanings of Some Northern Maya Palaces (Jeff Karl Kowalski) *9. The Function of a Maya Palace at Yaxuna: A Contextual Approach (James N. Ambrosino) *10. Palace and Society in the Northern Maya Lowlands (Edward B. Kurjack) *11. The Tripartite Layout of Rooms in Maya Elite Residences: Symbolic Centering, Ritual Mediating, and Historical Governing (Jessica Joyce Christie) *12. Conclusions (Jessica Joyce Christie) * Notes on Contributors * Index
Series Title: The Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-colombian studies
Responsibility: ed. by Jessica Joyce Christie.
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