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作者 Carballo, David M., author
書名 Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico / David M. Carballo
出版項 New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780190251062 (hardback)
book jacket
傅斯年圖書館 正考慮訂購 1 本.
說明 xv, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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系列 Oxford studies in the archaeology of ancient states
附註 "Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico examines the ways in which urbanization and religion intersected in pre-Columbian central Mexico, with a primary focus on the later Formative period and the transition to the Classic period. The major societal transformations of this interval occurred approximately two-thousand years ago and over a millennium before Mexico's best known early civilization, the Aztecs. David M. Carballo presents a synthesis of data from regional archaeological projects and key sites such as Teotihuacan and Cuicuilco, while relying on the author's own excavations at the site of La Laguna as the central case study. A principal argument is that cities and states developed hand in hand with elements of a religious tradition of remarkable endurance and that these processes were fundamentally entangled. Prevalent religious beliefs and ritual practices created a cultural logic for urbanism, and as populations urbanized they became socially integrated and differentiated following this logic. Nevertheless, religion was used differently over time and by groups and individuals across the spectra of urbanity and social status. This book calls for a materially informed history of religion, with the temporal depth that archaeology can provide, and an archaeology of cities that considers religion seriously as a generative force in societal change"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-257) and index
1. Religion and Urbanization in Ancient Societies -- 2. The Central Mexican Highlands and its People -- 3. Formative to Classic in Central Mexico -- 4. Sacred Landscapes -- 5. Sacred Actors -- 6. Ritual and Religion in the Creation of Urban Landscapes
主題 Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau -- Antiquities
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau -- Urban residence
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau -- Religion
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau -- Social life and customs
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau
Urbanization -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau -- History -- To 1500
Social change -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau -- History -- To 1500
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau
Mexican Plateau (Mexico) -- Antiquities
Social arcaeology -- Mexico -- Mexican Plateau
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico. bisacsh
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