By Steven L. Taylor
You can be happy with average stuff like Conservatism and Democracy, yet do you actually comprehend what Patrimonialism is? And what approximately Oligarchy? Anarcho-syndicalism? Politics is, we're keen to guess, the main passionately argued-over material, and but what percentage people flounder round in confrontational debates simply because we haven't any grip on political concept, only a obscure proposal that they're all out to get us? 30-Second Politics may help dispel this fog distrust and paranoia. It demanding situations political theorists of all shades to come back up with no-frill, no-spin, tell-it-like-it-is motives of the 50 most vital political -isms, -archies, and -ocracies that experience pertained because the time of Periclean Athens. At no public cost, the ebook explains every one political concept in not anything greater than pages, three hundred phrases, and a few propaganda-style imagery, for we know photo chance is worthy one thousand phrases of lifeless interview.
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15 Part II Who Were the Kowoj? Prudence M. Rice T he primary question framing the chapters in this volume is, who were the Kowoj Maya? We approach this question from various starting points with respect to methods and data, emphasizing archaeological data from the site of Zacpetén. The simplest and most straightforward response to our question is to say who the Kowoj were not: the Kowoj were not the Itza. Until Grant D. Jones’s pioneering exegesis of the late-seventeenth-century conquest of the Petén Itza at Nojpeten, the Kowoj were little differentiated from them.
672–692 (Schele and Mathews 1998: 365n31). 2 The early elites of Chich’en Itza were literate in hieroglyphic writing, and the inscriptions at the site date from about 800 to 998 (latest date at the Osario structure; Milbrath and Peraza Lope 2003: 21). Although ceramic dating has been a matter of sustained dispute (Andrews, Andrews, and Robles Castellanos 2003; Cobos Palma 2004), two complexes have been identified: Early Sotuta, mixed with some Cehpech pottery associated with the Puuc hills area to the west, 750–900; and Late Sotuta, 900–1000/1050.
The history of the Lacandon is currently being investigated archaeologically (Palka 2005a, 2005b), but the Mopan and the Kejach should also be amenable to on-the-ground study. The Kejach, for example, lived in well-fortified towns along the main trade route from Campeche to Lake Petén Itzá; surely some remnant of these towns should still exist. The same might be true of the Chinamitas and the Mopan in southeastern Petén. The chapters in Part II provide background for answering the question who were the Kowoj by approaching the issue from various perspectives.
30-Second Politics: The 50 most thought-provoking ideas in politics, each explained in half a minute by Steven L. Taylor