By Antonia E. Foias

"An amazing review of modern scholarship coupled with the result of a long term examine venture on the website and quarter of Motul de San José. It contributes considerably to the anthropological literature on politics and power." --Daniela Triadan, coeditor of Burned Palaces and Elite apartments of Aguateca

"A lengthy past due and especially welcome piece of scholarly paintings. It synthesizes, digests, and makes on hand the result of the super growth in political experiences within the Maya quarter that has happened within the final 20 years because of speedy glyph decipherment, elevated archaeological facts, and extra refined theoretical modeling." --Eleanor M. King, Howard University

The examine of politics, a dominating strength all through historical past, delivers nice perception into the lives of old humans. as a result of the richness and complexity of Maya society, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent a long time trying to reconstruct its political systems. 
In Ancient Maya Political Dynamics, Antonia Foias argues that there's no unmarried Maya political heritage yet a number of histories, no unmarried Maya nation yet a number of polities that have to be understood on the point of the lived, person event. She explores the ways that the dynamics of political strength formed the lives and panorama of the Maya and the way this knowledge can be utilized to examine different complicated societies.

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