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By Eleanor M. King

ISBN-10: 081650041X

ISBN-13: 9780816500413

Trading was once the favourite career of the Maya, in line with early Spanish observers reminiscent of Fray Diego de Landa (1566). but students of the Maya have lengthy brushed off trade—specifically, industry exchange—as unimportant. They argue that the Maya subsisted totally on agriculture, with long-distance exchange taking part in a minor function in a principally non-commercialized economy.

The historic Maya Marketplace studies the controversy on Maya markets and gives compelling new proof for the life and identity of historical marketplaces within the Maya Lowlands. Its authors reconsider the present perspectives approximately Maya fiscal association and supply new views. They characteristic the lack of Maya industry learn to 2 components: continual assumptions that Maya society and its rainforest surroundings lacked complexity, and a scarcity of actual facts for marketplaces—a challenge that plagues industry learn round the world.

Many Mayanists now agree that no website was once self-sufficient, and that from the earliest instances strong neighborhood and local alternate existed along long-distance exchange. individuals to this quantity recommend that marketplaces, the actual areas signifying the presence of a industry economic system, didn't exist for basically fiscal purposes yet served to switch details and create social ties as well.

The old Maya Marketplace bargains concrete hyperlinks among Maya archaeology, ethnohistory, and modern cultures. Its in-depth overview of present learn may help destiny investigators to acknowledge and record marketplaces as a long-standing Maya cultural perform. the quantity additionally offers targeted comparative information for premodern societies in different places within the world.

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