Scribes, Warriors and Kings

ISBN-10: 050028282X

ISBN-13: 9780500282823

Edition: 2nd 2001

Authors: William L. Fash

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List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface to the revised edition
Copan and Classic Maya civilization
The Mystery of the Maya
Mesoamerica and the Maya
Archaeological Periods
Copan as a Classic Maya Center
The Copan Valley
Piecing Together History
The Copan Valley and its environment
Incentives for Settlement
The Copan River and its Works
Geological History and Distribution of Arable Land
History of Land-Use in the Valley
Circumscription Theory and Agriculture
Maya archaeology comes of age
Earliest Archaeological Adventures in Central America
Maudslay, the Peabody Museum, and the First Scientific Investigations
The Carnegie Era
Recent Investigations
From Preclassic to Classic in the Copan Valley
The Preclassic Period in Mesoamerica
The Search for the Copan Preclassic
The 'Olmec Horizon' Materials from Group 9N-8
The Protoclassic to Early Classic
The Early Classic
The path to statehood
Political Evolution and the Case of the Maya
The Rise of Copan Chiefdom
K'Inich Yax K'Uk' Mo', The Founder of The Copan Dynasty
Early Successors of the Founder
Perspectives from the Valley
Early Classic Burials from the Principal Group
Dynastic History in the 5th and 6th Centuries
The Long Reign of Ruler 12
Waxaklajun Ub'Ah K'Awil-Statesman and Monarch
The Copan mosaic: reconstructing architecture, religion, and history
The Architectural Sculpture of Copan
Theory and Method of Analysis
The Monuments of Waxaklajun Ub'Ah K'Awil
The Named Buildings or 'Houses' of the Acropolis
Political Strategies of the Last Copan Kings
Copan Scribes and Warriors
The Great Dynastic Encyclical: the Hieroglyphic Stairway
The Hieroglyphic Stairway Project
Inscriptions and Imagery
The Archaeological Evidence
Perspectives from Copan and Quirigua on Classic Maya Warfare
Life under Yax Pahsaj Chan Yopat
Settlement Patterns During the Reign of Yax Pahsaj
Internal Organization of the Ancient City
Economic Specialization in the Urban Wards
Political Patronage in the Copan Valley
Relations with the Hinterland
The Acropolis Under Yax Pahsaj
Preamble to the Collapse
The Legacy of Yax Pahsaj
The political collapse and its aftermath
The Question of the 'Classic Maya Collapse' at Copan
The Nobles' Revolt
The Last Inscribed Monuments in the Principal Group
Perspectives from the Valley
Urbanization and the Classic Maya Order
Notes to the text
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