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By Jessica Joyce Christie, Jelena Bogdanovic, Eulogio Guzmán

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities investigates the approaches of transformation of the common panorama into the culturally developed and ideologically outlined political environments of capital towns. during this spatially inclusive, socially dynamic interpretation, an interdisciplinary crew of authors together with archaeologists, anthropologists, and paintings historians makes use of the technique positioned forth in Adam T. Smith’s The Political panorama: Constellations of Authority in Early complicated Polities to reveal the intimate institutions among human-made environments and the common panorama that accommodate the sociopolitical wishes of governmental authority.

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities blends the historic, political, and cultural narratives of capital towns resembling Bangkok, Cusco, Rome, and Tehran with a cautious visible research, hinging at the methodological instruments of not just architectural and concrete layout but in addition cultural, historiographical, and anthropological experiences. the gathering presents additional how you can conceive of ways approaches of urbanization, monumentalization, ritualization, naturalization, and unification affected capitals another way with no wasting snatch of neighborhood detailed architectural and spatial beneficial properties. The essays additionally articulate the numerous advanced political and ideological agendas of a various set of sovereign entities that deliberate, developed, displayed, and played their societal beliefs within the areas in their capitals, finally confirming that political authority is profoundly spatial.

Contributors: Jelena Bogdanovic, Jessica Joyce Christie, Talinn Grigor, Eulogio Guzmán, Gregor Kalas, Stephanie Pilat, Melody Rod-ari, Anne Parmly Toxey, Alexei Vranich

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Through the constant re-creation of this edifice, the Mexica created an important visual that perpetually commemorated the incorporation of the social landscape in its construction. Mexica political territory was consecrated in all of the architecture and spatial components found at the capital (the Templo Mayor, the Ceremonial Center, and the numerous palaces of Mexico-Tenochtitlan), making it a place where alliances were socially negotiated and from which ideological claims were diachronically projected.

Guzmán argues that while construction of the capital was underway, Mexica leaders strategically kept busy networking and consolidating social relations with the numerous groups already established along the shores of Lake Texcoco. The end result was the creation of a shared governing structure, which reflected the political union of social groups in the terrain of the surrounding lakeshore. The symbolic visual trappings adopted by the alliance members synchronized local natural features, supernatural forces, and government to the Mexica capital as manifested in the most potent structure in the land, the Templo Mayor, designed as a dual temple dedicated to two potent gods, Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc.

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