Ancient Maya Political Economies

Ancient Maya Political Economies

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Ancient Maya Political Economies examines variation in systems of economic production and exchange and how these systems supported the power networks that integrated Maya society. Using models originally developed by William L. Rathje, the authors explore core-periphery relations, the use of household analysis to reconstruct political economy, and evidence for market development. In doing so, they challenge the conventional wisdom of decentralized Maya political authority and replace it with a more complex view of the political economic foundations of Maya civilization.... 128, 237, 238 i-ka-tsi, 125 Ik-period ceramic, 184 Imac-period ceramic, 184 imperial-style ceramic, 148, 182 Inca (Inka) Empire, 148, ... 45; as luxury trade item, 88; as prestige good, 235, 239, 273; at Punta Canbalam, 260; reduction of trade in at Cerros, 100; ... 90-91; ceramic and political landscape of, 16 La Venta, 287 value/exchange system: exchange goods value, 10-13, 11; intersecting spheres ofanbsp;...

Title:Ancient Maya Political Economies
Author:Marilyn A. Masson, David A. Freidel
Publisher:Rowman Altamira - 2002-01-01


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