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Title Palaces and courtly culture in ancient Mesoamerica / edited by Julie Nehammer Knub, Christophe Helmke, Jesper Nielsen
Published Oxford : Archaeopress, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series Archaeopress pre-Columbian archaeology ; 4
Archaeopress Pre-Columbian archaeology ; 4
Summary Mesoamerica is one of the cradles of early civilizations in the ancient world, featuring a wide diversity of cultures exhibiting a high degree of social inequality and stratification. At the pinnacle of the society was the ruler, the court and the high elite. This social segment was responsible for the creation and consumption of the hallmarks of civilizations, including monumental architecture, great monolithic monuments and a wide array of highly decorated, exotic and exceptional material culture. As such royal courts defined the very tastes and styles that characterise entire civilizations. This volume collects eight recent and innovative studies on the subject rulership, palatial compounds and courtly culture by staff and students of the American Indian Languages and Culture studies programme at Department of Cross-cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Notes Available through Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 16, 2016)
Subject Indians of Central America -- Kings and rulers -- Dwellings
Indians of Mexico -- Kings and rulers -- Dwellings
Mayas -- Kings and rulers -- Dwellings
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Central America -- Antiquities
Central America -- Civilization
Mexico -- Antiquities
Mexico -- Civilization
Central America.
Form Electronic book
Author Helmke, Christophe, editor
Knub, Julie Nehammer, editor
Nielsen, Jesper, 1972- editor
Archaeopress, publisher
ISBN 1784910511