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Kukulkcan's Realm: Urban Life at Ancient Mayapan

Author(s): Marilyn A. Masson ; Carlos Peraza Lope

Year: 2014

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Summary

Kukulcan's Realm chronicles the fabric of socioeconomic relationships and religious practice that bound the Postclassic Maya city of Mayapán's urban residents together for nearly three centuries. Presenting results of ten years of household archaeology at the city, including field research and laboratory analysis, the book discusses the social, political, economic, and ideological makeup of this complex urban center.

Masson and Peraza Lope's detailed overview provides evidence of a vibrant market economy that played a critical role in the city's political and economic success. They offer new perspectives from the homes of governing elites, secondary administrators, affluent artisans, and poorer members of the service industries. Household occupational specialists depended on regional trade for basic provisions that were essential to crafting industries, sustenance, and quality of life. Settlement patterns reveal intricate relationships of households with neighbors, garden plots, cultivable fields, thoroughfares, and resources. Urban planning endeavored to unite the cityscape and to integrate a pluralistic populace that derived from hometowns across the Yucatan peninsula.

New data from Mayapán, the pinnacle of Postclassic Maya society, contribute to a paradigm change regarding the evolution and organization of Maya society in general and make Kukulcan's Realm a must-read for students and scholars of the ancient Maya and Mesoamerica.

This resource is a sample of "Kukulkcan's Realm: Urban Life at Ancient Mayapan." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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Kukulkcan's Realm: Urban Life at Ancient Mayapan. Marilyn A. Masson, Carlos Peraza Lope. 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C Boulder, Colorado 80303: University Press of Colorado. 2014 ( tDAR id: 399130) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8NZ896P


URL: http://www.upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/2025-kukulcan-s-r...


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -119.18; min lat: -2.109 ; max long: -53.789; max lat: 34.597 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Beth Svinarich

Contributor(s): Marilyn Masson ; Carlos Peraza Lope ; Timothy Hare

Permitting Agency(s): University Press of Colorado

Repository(s): University Press of Colorado


Notes

General Note: This resource is a sample of "Kukulkcan's Realm: Urban Life at Ancient Mayapan." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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