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The Teotihuacan Trinity: The Sociopolitical Structure of an Ancient Mesoamerican City
Annabeth Headrick analyses Teotihuacan's art and architecture in the light of archaeological data and Mesoamerican ethnography, to propose a new model for the city's social and political organization.
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by University of Texas Press
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Compelling argument tying architectural and mural representations into declarations of state ideology and function. Good supporting evidence with the analogy drawn from the Three Stones of Creation myth and the triadic hierarchy of military orders and kingship. Analysis of a single complex, the White Patio, can not be extrapolated out to include all of the 20+ three temple complexes that have been mapped as yet. Additionally, the correlation between Aztec rituals witnessed and recorded in Spanis...more