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The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, Inequality, and Built Form

Scott R. Hutson ; foreword by John W. Janusek, Michael E. Smith, Marilyn A. Masson
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
Language
English
Series
Ancient Cities of the New World
Ancient Cities of the New World
ISBN
9780813062761, 0813062764
Summary
Hutson examines the Mesoamerican lowland cities of the empire and asks, "Why did people choose to live in cities?" Offering a synthesis of previous research on Maya cities, Hutson describes the composition and attractions of these cities by examining the function of boundaries, agency, and the actors involved.
Contents
  • Cities and urban centers: definitions, challenges, and attractions
  • Ancient Maya cities and urban centers
  • Identifying neighborhoods and other intermediate social units
  • Neighborhoods at Chunchucmil / Scott Hutson and Jacob Welch
  • The spatial experience of inequality
  • The allure of Maya cities
  • Conclusions and contributions.
Description
xvi, 260 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-252) and index.
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