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Twin Tollans

Chichén Itzá, Tula, and the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World, Revised Edition

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780884023722

Publication Date: 11/28/2011


8-1/2 x 11 inches

87 black-and-white photographs, 132 line illustrations, 7 maps, 3 tables

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  • Foreword [Jeffrey Quilter]
  • Preface [Jeff Karl Kowalski and Cynthia Kristan-Graham]
  • Chichén Itzá, Tula, and Tollan: Changing Perspectives on a Recurring Problem in Mesoamerican Archaeology and Art History [Cynthia Kristan-Graham and Jeff Karl Kowalski]
  • Toltecs, Tula, and Chichén Itzá: The Development of an Archaeological Myth [Susan D. Gillespie]
  • Chichén Itzá, Tula, and the Epiclassic/Early Postclassic Mesoamerican World System [Susan Kepecs]
  • Birds, Ceramics, and Cacao: New Excavations at Chichén Itzá, Yucatán [Peter J. Schmidt]
  • Reading between the Lines: Hieroglyphic Texts from Chichén Itzá and Its Neighbors [Nikolai Grube and Ruth J. Krochock]
  • What’s “Toltec” at Uxmal and Chichén Itzá? Merging Maya and Mesoamerican Worldviews and World Systems in Terminal Classic to Early Postclassic Yucatán [Jeff Karl Kowalski]
  • Multepal or Centralized Kingship? New Evidence on Governmental Organization at Chichén Itzá [Rafael Cobos]
  • War and Statecraft in the Northern Maya Lowlands: Yaxuna and Chichén Itzá [David Freidel]
  • From the Bottom Up: The Timing and Nature of the Tula–Chichén Itzá Exchange [George J. Bey III and William M. Ringle]
  • New Perspectives on Tula’s Obsidian Industry and Its Relationship to Chichén Itzá [Dan M. Healan]
  • So What Else Is New? A Cholula-centric Perspective on Lowland/Highland Interaction during the Classic/Postclassic Transition [Geoffrey G. McCafferty]
  • The Epiclassic in the Tula Region beyond Tula Chico [Patricia Fournier and Victor H. Bolaños]
  • Structuring Identity at Tula: The Design and Symbolism of Colonnaded Halls and Sunken Spaces [Cynthia Kristan-Graham]
  • Tula and Chichén Itzá: Are We Asking the Right Questions? [Michael E. Smith]
  • Tula, Chichén Itzá: A Historiographic Afterword [Mary Miller]
  • Index

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