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Embattled Bodies, Embattled Places

War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes

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$65.00 • £52.95 • €58.50

ISBN 9780884023951

Publication Date: 05/26/2014


432 pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

130 halftones, 90 line illustrations, 11 tables

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection > Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Symposia and Colloquia


  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introducing War in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the Andes [Andrew K. Scherer and John W. Verano]
  • 2. War, Violence, and Society in the Maya Lowlands [Takeshi Inomata]
  • 3. War in the West: History, Landscape, and Classic Maya Conflict [Andrew K. Scherer and Charles Golden]
  • 4. Invasion: The Maya at War, 1520s–1540s [Matthew Restall]
  • 5. Warfare in Late/Terminal Formative-Period Oaxaca [Arthur A. Joyce]
  • 6. Aztec Battlefields of Eastern Guerrero: An Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Analysis of the Operational Theater of the Tlapanec War [Gerardo Gutiérrez]
  • 7. Sacrifice at the Templo Mayor of Tenochtitaln and Its Role in Regard to Warfare [Ximena Chávez Balderas]
  • 8. “I against my brother”: Conflict and Confederation in the South-Central Andes in Late Prehistory [Elizabeth Arkush]
  • 9. Making Warriors, Making War: Violence and Militarism in the Wari Empire [Tiffiny A. Tung]
  • 10. Taming the Moche [Luis Jaime Castillo Butters]
  • 11. Warfare and Captive Sacrifice in the Moche Culture: The Battle Continues [John W. Verano]
  • 12. A Materiality of Opposition: On Ancient Andean Conflict and Organization in Northern Peru [George F. Lau]
  • 13. The Fall of Kuelap: Bioarchaeological Analysis of Death and Destruction on the Eastern Slopes of the Andes [J. Marla Toyne and L. Alfredo Narváez Vargas]
  • 14. The Scope of Inca Warfare as an Imperial Strategy of Conquest and Control [Dennis E. Ogburn]
  • 15. Some Concluding Remarks: The View from Outside [John Haldon]
  • Contributors
  • Index

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