Collection of original articles exploring theatricality in the ancient world and how it affected social life and politics.
An invitation to the archaeological theater / Takeshi Inomata and Lawrence S. Coben -- "The Indians were much given to their taquis" : drumming and generative categories in ancient Andean funerary processions / Jerry D. Moore -- The spectacle of daily performance at Atalhyk / Ian Hodder -- Representational aesthetics and political subjectivity : the spectacular in urartian images of performance / Adam T. Smith -- Impersonation, dance, and the problem of spectacle among the classic Maya / Stephen D. Houston -- Dancing gods : ritual, performance and political organization in the prehistoric Southwest / Daniela Triadan -- Politics and theatricality in Maya society / Takeshi Inomata -- Other Cuzcos : replicated theaters of Inka power / Lawrence S. Coben -- Public ceremonial performance in ancient Egypt : exclusion and integration / John Baines -- Visible and vocal : sovereigns of the early Merina (Madagascar) state / Susan Kus and Victor Raharijaona.
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th July 2013
Publisher: University Press of America