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The Resource Water and ritual : the rise and fall of classic Maya rulers, Lisa J. Lucero

Water and ritual : the rise and fall of classic Maya rulers, Lisa J. Lucero

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Water and ritual : the rise and fall of classic Maya rulers
Title
Water and ritual
Title remainder
the rise and fall of classic Maya rulers
Statement of responsibility
Lisa J. Lucero
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the southern Maya lowlands, rainfall provided the primary and, in some areas, the only source of water for people and crops. Classic Maya kings sponsored elaborate public rituals that affirmed their close ties to the supernatural world and their ability to intercede with deities and ancestors to ensure an adequate amount of rain, which was then stored to provide water during the four-to-five-month dry season. As long as the rains came, Maya kings supplied their subjects with water and exacted tribute in labor and goods in return. But when the rains failed at the end of the Classic period (AD 850-950), the Maya rulers lost both their claim to supernatural power and their temporal authority. Maya commoners continued to supplicate gods and ancestors for rain in household rituals, but they stopped paying tribute to rulers whom the gods had forsaken. In this paradigm-shifting book, Lisa Lucero investigates the central role of water and ritual in the rise, dominance, and fall of Classic Maya rulers. She documents commoner, elite, and royal ritual histories in the southern Maya lowlands from the Late Preclassic through the Terminal Classic periods to show how elites and rulers gained political power through the public replication and elaboration of household-level rituals. At the same time, Lucero demonstrates that political power rested equally on material conditions that the Maya rulers could only partially control. Offering a new, more nuanced understanding of these dual bases of power, Lucero makes a compelling case for spiritual and material factors intermingling in the development and demise of Maya political complexity
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digitized
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lucero, Lisa Joyce
Dewey number
305.897/42
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.P7
LC item number
L83 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Linda Schele series in Maya and pre-Columbian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Water rights
  • Water rights
  • Water
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Water
  • Water rights
  • Central America
  • Mexico
  • Wasser
  • Kultur
  • Wasserversorgung
  • Priester
  • Niederschlag
  • Regenzauber
  • Herrscher
  • Wasserwirtschaft
  • Maya (Volk)
  • Wasser
  • Maya
Label
Water and ritual : the rise and fall of classic Maya rulers, Lisa J. Lucero
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Water and ritual -- Classic Maya political histories -- Maya rituals : past and present -- Community and the Maya : the ritual history of Saturday Creek -- Local rulers and the Maya : the ritual history of Altar de Sacrificios -- Regional rulers and the Maya : the ritual history of Tikal -- The rise and fall of classic Maya rulers -- Water, ritual, and politics in ancient complex societies
Control code
191940929
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292795839
Lccn
2005028167
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8twmm
  • 2f9cd633-4577-4a52-bb59-40c4eadec97e
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191940929
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Water and ritual : the rise and fall of classic Maya rulers, Lisa J. Lucero
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-237) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Water and ritual -- Classic Maya political histories -- Maya rituals : past and present -- Community and the Maya : the ritual history of Saturday Creek -- Local rulers and the Maya : the ritual history of Altar de Sacrificios -- Regional rulers and the Maya : the ritual history of Tikal -- The rise and fall of classic Maya rulers -- Water, ritual, and politics in ancient complex societies
Control code
191940929
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292795839
Lccn
2005028167
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8twmm
  • 2f9cd633-4577-4a52-bb59-40c4eadec97e
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191940929
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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