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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 (xiv, 124 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Archaeopress pre-Columbian archaeology ; 4
Archaeopress Pre-Columbian archaeology ; 4
Contents Where kings once ruled? Considerations on palaces and rulership at Teotihuacan / Jesper Nielsen -- Identifying the provenance and dating of Maya influences at the Cacaxtla court / Christophe Helmke & Jesper Nielsen -- Rekindling the past: Mexica-Toltec relations as a source of power and prestige / Helle Hovmand-Rasmussen -- The center of power: tasks and strategies of the Mexica court / Casper Jacobsen -- Courtly etiquette and eloquent speech in ancient Mesoamerica / Rosa-Maria Worm Danbo & Christophe Helmke -- How the other half lives: the role and function of body paint at Maya Courts / Julie Nehammer Knub -- The late classic Maya court of Namaan (La Florida, Guatemala) / Mads Skytte Jørgensen & Guido Krempel -- Royal bundle ceremonies at Yaxchilan / Rikke Marie Søegaard
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on print version record
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.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Helmke, Christophe, editor.
Knub, Julie Nehammer, editor.
Nielsen, Jesper, 1972- editor.
Archaeopress, publisher.
ISBN 1784910511