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

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

Part of the Ancient Cities of the New World series

Description

Ancient cities were complex social, political, and economic entities, but they also suffered from inequality, poor sanitation, and disease-often more than rural areas.

In The Ancient Urban Maya, Scott Hutson examines ancient Maya cities and argues that, despite the hazards of urban life, these places continued to lure people for many centuries.

With built forms that welcomed crowds, neighborhoods that offered domestic comforts, marketplaces that facilitated the exchange of goods and ideas, and the opportunities to expand social networks and capital, the Maya used their cities in familiar ways.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280 pages, 33 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780813064796

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