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Author Baron, Joanne, author.

Title Patron gods and patron lords : the semiotics of classic Maya community cults / Joanne P. Baron
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Contents List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; 1. The Classic Maya and Their Political System; 2. Words and Things: Semiotics and the Archaeological Record; 3. Semantics: Defining Patron Deities; 4. Pragmatics: Using Patron Deities; 5. Patron Deity Introduction at La Corona, Guatemala; 6. The Classic Maya Polity; Appendix: Patron Deities of Classic Maya Sites; References Cited; Index
Summary "Baron demonstrates the central importance of patron deity cults in political relationships between both rulers and their subjects and different Maya kingdoms. Weaving together evidence from inscriptions, images, and artifacts"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 16, 2016)
Subject Mayas -- Religion.
Mayas -- Mythology
Mayas -- Politics and government
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Politics and government
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Religion
Semiotics -- Religious aspects.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Mayas -- Politics and government
Mayas -- Religion
Semiotics -- Religious aspects
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781607325185