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The Mesoamerican World System, 200–1200 CE

The Mesoamerican World System, 200–1200 CE
A Comparative Approach Analysis of West Mexico

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  • Author: Peter F. Jimenez, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico
  • Publication planned for: July 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108481120

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  • Between 200 and 1200 CE Central Mexico was the setting for the formation and disintegration of two states, Teotihuacan and Tula. At their peaks, both urban centers established distant ties throughout Mesoamerica. The nature of their relations has been the focus of analysis and debate for decades. In this study, Peter Jimenez uses the latest advances in world-systems analysis to study interaction networks in West Mexico from the early Classic to Post-classic period. He demonstrates how the archaeological record contains empirical evidence for the impact of global processes on local developments, in detail, in realms, and at spatial scales, which are revealed here for the first time. His examination of West Mexico's relations to the core states of Central Mexico also underscores the critical role that the semi-periphery played in overall world-system configuration and operation in ancient Mesoamerica.

    • Introduces the development world-systems analysis from the last 3 decades to the present
    • Provides the first operationalization of the comparative approach of world-systems analysis (WSA) in archaeology
    • Provides examples of the effects of ancient world-system network expansion on local polities, showing how globalization affects local developments, and the transformations that stem from this process
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    • Publication planned for: July 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108481120
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 mm
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 21 maps 2 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from July 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. West Mexico coalesced
    2. The comparative world-systems approach and its application to archaeology
    3. The regional setting of West Mexico at 200 CE
    4. The late formative-early classic period transition 200/250–550 CE
    5. World-system decentralization: spheres and networks in the Epiclassic period 600–900 CE
    6. The early Postclassic period transformation of West Mexico 900–1200 CE
    7. West Mexico in the Mesoamerican world system.

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    Peter F. Jimenez, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico
    Peter Jimenez is Senior Research Archaeologist at the Regional Center of Zacatecas of the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico.

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