Networks of Power [electronic resource] Political Relations in the Late Postclassic Naco Valley / Edward Schortman, Patricia Urban.

by Schortman, Edward [author.]; Urban, Patricia [author.]; OAPEN FoundationLooking glass.

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, 2011.Description: 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations, charts, figures, tables.ISBN: 9781607320630.Other title: Networks of Power, Political Relations in the Late Postclassic Naco Valley.Subject(s): AntiquitiesLooking glass | Elite (Social sciences)Looking glass | Elite (Social sciences) -- Honduras -- Naco Valley | Excavations (Archaeology)Looking glass | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Honduras -- Naco Valley | Mayas -- AntiquitiesLooking glass | Mayas -- Kings and rulers | Mayas -- Politics and governmentLooking glass | Mayas -- Honduras -- Naco Valley -- Antiquities | Mayas -- Honduras -- Naco Valley -- Kings and rulers | Mayas -- Honduras -- Naco Valley -- Politics and government | Power (Social sciences)Looking glass | Power (Social sciences) -- Honduras -- Naco Valley | Social archaeology -- Honduras -- Naco Valley | Social archaeologyLooking glass | ArchaeologyAlso issued in print and PDF version.Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Technical information: Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. Language: In English. Online access: Read this e-book via OAPEN Library
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Little is known about how Late Postclassic populations in southeast Mesoamerica organized their political relations. Networks of Power fills gaps in the knowledge of this little-studied area, reconstructing the course of political history in the Naco Valley from the fourteenth through early sixteenth centuries.

Describing the material and behavioral patterns pertaining to the Late Postclassic period using components of three settlements in the Naco Valley of northwestern Honduras, the book focuses on how contests for power shaped political structures. Power-seeking individuals, including but not restricted to ruling elites, depended on networks of allies to support their political objectives. Ongoing and partially successful competitions waged within networks led to the incorporation of exotic ideas and imported items into the daily practices of all Naco Valley occupants. The result was a fragile hierarchical structure forever vulnerable to the initiatives of agents operating on local and distant stages.

Networks of Power describes who was involved in these competitions and in which networks they participated; what resources were mustered within these webs; which projects were fueled by these assets; and how, and to what extent, they contributed to the achievement of political aims.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Also issued in print and PDF version.

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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.


In English.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Edward Schortman is a J. K. Smail Professor of Anthropology at Kenyon College. Patricia Urban is a J. K. Smail Professor of Anthropology at Kenyon College.