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Maya postclassic state formation : segmentary lineage migration in advancing frontiers

Author: John W Fox
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: New studies in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Fox here offers a fresh and persuasive view of the crucial Classic-Postclassic transition that determined the shape of the later Maya state.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Fox
ISBN: 9780521101950 0521101956
OCLC Number: 297146853
Notes: Originally published in 1987.
Includes index.
Description: xv, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Segmentary lineage organization of the Quiché, Chontal and Itza --
Cult of the feathered serpent --
Warrior and aristocratic lineages : ecological conditions and leapfrog migrations --
Acropolis centers and tun/katun ritual alliances --
Quiché segmentary state of the Late Postclassic period --
Demographic and sociocultural dynamics of segmentary lineage expansion --
Ballgame ritual and myth for massing through complementary opposition.
Series Title: New studies in archaeology.
Responsibility: John W. Fox.
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