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Contents Preface and Acknowledgments Note on Orthography Introduction Jessica Joyce Christie Part 1. Identification of Palaces 1. Looking for Moche Palaces in the Elite Residences of the Huacas of Moche Site Claude Chapdelaine 2. Landscape of Power: A Network of Palaces in Middle Horizon Peru William H. Isbell 3. Lords of the Great House: Pueblo Bonito as a Palace Stephen H. Lekson Part 2. Palaces as Active Stage Sets of Political Ideology 4. Sacred and Profane Mountains of the Pasión: Contrasting Architectural Paths to Power Arthur A. Demarest 5. Political Dimensions of Monumental Residences on the Northwest Coast of North America Colin Grier 6. Rising Above: The Elite Acropolis of El Tajín Patricia Joan Sarro Part 3. Correspondences between Material Aspects of Elite Residences and Social Status 7. The Residence of Power at Paso de la Amada, Mexico Michael Blake, Richard G. Lesure, Warren D. Hill, Luis Barba, and John E. Clark 8. When Is a House a Palace? Elite Residences in the Valley of Oaxaca Sarah B. Barber and Arthur A. Joyce 9. Rulership and Palaces at Teotihuacan William T. Sanders and Susan Toby Evans 10. Antecedents of the Aztec Palace: Palaces and Political Power in Classic and Postclassic Mexico Susan Toby Evans Part 4. Comparison of Palaces across Cultures 11. Elite Residences at Farf n: A Comparison of the Chimú and Inka Occupations Carol Mackey 12. Houses of Political Power among the Ancient Maya and Inka Jessica Joyce Christie Conclusions William T. Sanders Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Indian architecture -- Congresses.
Indians -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Congresses.
Chiefdoms -- America -- Congresses.
Power (Social sciences) -- Congresses.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Congresses.