Ancient Tiwanaku

John Wayne Janusek, Rita Wright (Editor)

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    Abstract

    "Ancient Tiwanaku synthesizes a wealth of past and current research on this fascinating high-altitude civilization. In the first major synthesis on the subject in nearly fifteen years, John Wayne Janusek explores Tiwanaku civilization in its geographical and cultural setting, tracing its long rise to power, vast geopolitical influences, and violent collapse. The author frames the study with a novel theoretical approach that emphasizes Tiwanaku's striking environmental setting in relation to its profound cultural diversity, vibrant daily rituals, and dynamic political history. He concludes that the Andean past sheds important light on current national ideologies and global geopolitics."--Jacket
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages368
    ISBN (Print)0521816351, 0521016622, 9780521016629, 9780521816359
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameCase studies in early societies

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    Keywords

    • Civilization
    • Tiahuanaco
    • Tiwanaku Site (Bolivia)
    • Antiquities
    • Andes Region
    • Tiwanaku culture
    • Bolivia

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    Janusek, J. W., & Wright, R. (Ed.) (2007). Ancient Tiwanaku. (Case studies in early societies). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.