Ideology and Power at Copán, Honduras
Author(s): Dorie Reents-Budet
The ideology of place was central to the structures of power that directed the socio-political trajectories of the myriad polities that comprised the Classic Maya landscape. Nowhere was this more vital than at Copán, Honduras. In their book Forest of Kings, Linda Schele and David Freidel highlighted the ideological underpinnings of Copán's dramatic architecture and sculpture. They defined an interpretive history based on the inter-weaving of archaeological, art historical, and epigraphic data to craft a socio-historical narrative from both an academic and anecdotal perspective.
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This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Contextualizing Maya History and Archaeology Part II: Reflections on the 25th Anniversary of Forest of Kings •
- Society for American Archaeology 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2015)
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Ideology and Power at Copán, Honduras. Dorie Reents-Budet. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395944)
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