By Rex KoontzThe authors of this quantity examine the which means of historic Mesoamerican area, particularly, how the weather of city panorama have been with regards to one another, and to different basic points of historic Mesoamericans. Essays during this quantity spotlight the significance of functionality, poetics, and politics within the development of significant area and its deployment in functionality.
In panorama and tool in historic Mesoamerica, Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, and Annabeth Headrick examine the that means of historical Mesoamerica via analyses of the outfitted atmosphere, functionality, and cultural poetics. They discover what historical Mesoamerican city area intended to its population, and the way this that means was once created and disseminated.
From the early towns within the moment millennium BC to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan at the eve of the Spanish conquest, historic Mesoamericans created landscapes jam-packed with which means and gear within the heart in their city areas. The 16th century description of Tenochtitlan by way of Bernal Diaz del Castillo and the archaeological remnants of Teotihuacan attest to the ability and centrality of those city configurations in historic Mesoamerican historical past. In panorama and gear in historic Mesoamerica, Rex Koontz, Kathryn Reese-Taylor, and Annabeth Headrick discover the cultural common sense that based and generated those facilities.
Through case reports of particular city areas and their meanings, the authors study the final rules during which the traditional Mesoamericans created significant city area. In a profoundly interdisciplinary alternate concerning either archaeologists and paintings historians, this quantity connects the symbolism of these landscapes, the performances that activated this symbolism, and the cultural poetics of those ensembles.