Much has been written about the successes of ancient Maya kings. . . . Much less studied have been their failures. . . . Highly recommended.
Addresses a cross-cultural model of political organization. . . . using solid empirical data to address meaning, motivation and political action in the past.
A comprehensive look at kingship from a variety of site specific, 9th-century case examples. It is a worthy addition to the literature and will doubtless influence our thinking on the politics of the Terminal Classic.