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ETNOGRAFICHESKOE OBOZRENIE • 2-2017


V.V. Fedyushin
Pre-Hispanic Political Organization of the Northern Yucatan Maya in the Views of the Late 16th Century European Colonists
[Doispanskaia politicheskaia organizatsiia maiia severnogo Yukatana v predstavlenii evropeiskikh kolonistov 2-i pol. XVI v.]

Vladislav Fedyushin | http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8354-5126 | vladfedyushin@gmail.com | Lomonosov Moscow State University (1 Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119991, Russia)

Type of publication: Research Article

Keywords
Yucatan, Maya, Postclassic period, political organization, political geography, сolonization, European colonists

Abstract
The article examines the notions of late sixteenth-century European colonists about the political organization of the Maya in the pre-Hispanic period. The author draws on Relaciones histórico-geográficas de la gobernación de Yucatán, an important source for the study of the issue, to explore the ways in which the Europeans viewed both the territorial and administrative organization and the political hierarchies among the Maya. He discusses the regularities and inconsistencies that may be observed in the use of Maya and Spanish terms. A significant aspect to consider is the disappearance or preservation of elements from the pre-Hispanic political terminologies. The author traces the changes in the meaning of such elements in the context of the colonial society.

Citation (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., Author-Date, article titles not enclosed in quotation marks)

Fedyushin, V.V. 2017. Doispanskaia politicheskaia organizatsiia maiia severnogo Yukatana v predstavlenii evropeiskikh kolonistov 2-i pol. XVI v. [Pre-Hispanic Political Organization of the Northern Yucatan Maya in the Views of the Late 16th Century European Colonists]. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 2: 93-105

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Submitted 07.06.2016 | Accepted 01.07.2016

 


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