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Collagua ‘Eco-logistics:’ Intermediate Elites and Hybrid Community Structures in the Colca Valley, Peru

Citation

Wernke, Steven A. (2006). Collagua 'Eco-logistics:' Intermediate Elites and Hybrid Community Structures in the Colca Valley, Peru.. Elson, Christina M. & Covey, R. Alan (Eds.) (pp. 175-211). Tucson, Ariz.: University of Arizona Press.

Abstract

From the Mesoamerican highlands to the Colca Valley in Peru, pre-Columbian civilizations were bastions of power that have largely been viewed through the lens of rulership, or occasionally through bottom-up perspectives of resistance. Rather than focusing on rulers or peasants, this book examines how intermediate elites—both men and women—helped to develop, sustain, and resist state policies and institutions. Employing new archaeological and ethnohistorical data, its contributors trace a 2,000-year trajectory of elite social evolution in the Zapotec, Wari, Aztec, Inka, and Maya civilizations.

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2006

Author(s)

Wernke, Steven A.