Teotihuacan : the world beyond the city / Kenneth G. Hirth, David M. Carballo, and Barbara Arroyo, editors.

Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, [2020]
viii, 528 pages ; 29 cm.


Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian symposia and colloquia [More in this series]
Summary note
"Teotihuacan was a city of major importance in the Americas between 1 and 550 CE. As one of only two cities in the New World over one hundred thousand resident inhabitants, it developed a far-reaching network of influence that stretched across Mesoamerica. The size of its urban core, the scale of its monumental architecture, and the unique nature of its apartment compounds makes Teotihuacan unique among Mesoamerica's other urban state societies. Teotihuacan, the World Beyond the City brings together specialists in art and archaeology to develop a synthetic overview of the urban, political, economic, and religious organization of the city in Classic-period Mesoamerica. It provides the first comparative discussion of Teotihuacan interaction with the Central Mexican Highlands, Oaxaca, Veracruz, and the Maya Lowlands and Highlands. Contributors detail the history of interactions, including what current evidence suggests about the form of influence across Mesoamerica and whether interactions were hegemonic, diplomatic, stylistic, or a combination of these or other social processes. They draw on recent investigations and discoveries to update models of Teotihuacan interaction covering debates about the nature of Teotihuacan's commercial relations, the structure of its political organization, its military relationships with outlying areas, the prestige of the city, and the worldview it espoused through both monumental architecture and portable media"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Teotihuacan and the Classic-period Mesoamerican world / Kenneth G. Hirth, David M. Carballo, and Barbara Arroyo -- Part I. The organization of Teotihuacan society: Mesoamerica's first world city: Teotihuacan in comparative perspective / Michael E. Smith -- Power, politics, and governance at Teotihuacan / David M. Carballo -- Teotihuacan economy from the inside out / Kenneth Hirth -- Part II. Iconography at Teotihuacan and abroad: The Maya at Teotihuacan? -- new insights into Teotihuacan-Maya interactions from the Plaza of the Columns Complex / Nawa Sugiyama, William L. Fash, and Barbara Fash -- Interlaced scrolls and feathered banners: markers of culture in Teotihuacan and beyond / Matthew H. Robb -- The moving image: painted murals and vessels at Teotihuacan and the Maya area / Diana Magaloni-Kerpel, Megan E. O'Neil, and Maria Teresa Uriarte -- Part III. Teotihuacan outside the city: City, state, and hinterlands: Teotihuacan and Central Mexico / Deborah L. Nichols -- Interwoven discourses: exploring Cholula and Teotihuacan interaction / Gabriela Urun̳uela and Patricia Plunket -- Disembedded networks of interaction between Teotihuacan and the Gulf Lowlands / Wesley D. Stoner and Marc D. Marino -- Teotihuacan and Oaxaca: assessing Prehispanic relations / Gary M. Feinman and Linda M. Nicholas -- Teotihuacan and Lowland Maya interaction: characterizing a Mesoamerican hegemony / Marcello A. Canuto, Luke Auld-Thomas, and Ernesto Arredondo -- Gods, cacao, and obsidian: multidirectional interactions between Teotihuacan and the southeastern Pacific Coast of Mesoamerica / Claudia Garci̹a-Des Lauriers -- Teotihuacan, Kaminaljuyu, and the Maya Highlands: new perspectives on an old question / Barbara Arroyo -- Teotihuacan and its distant neighbors: models for interaction / Michael E. Smith -- Discussion: Organization, ideology, and the situational ethics of exchange: new models and fresh perspectives on Teotihuacan abroad / William L. Fash.
  • 9780884024675 (hardcover)
  • 0884024679 (hardcover)
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information