Review of Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare.

26 Oct

On the Atzlan email list that I am a part of, I inquired about research into mesoamerican warfare and this book was recommended as cover all aspects of recent research into warfare.

Kathryn Brown and Travis Stanton are the editors of the volume. It was compiled in 2003.

There are 15 chapters with different authors having been invited to write a chapter each.

I will deal with each chapter in a different Blog entry.
Chapter 1 “Studying warfare in Ancient Mesoamerica “acts as an overview of the whole book.

An interesting discussion on the definition of warfare has a bearing on how we could view warfare in the Book of Mormon. Pre-industrial societies had a broader view of warfare than we currently do. What we might call skirmishes, raids or feuds where all considered warfare. They then outline what each of the chapters will be about.


One Response to “Review of Ancient Mesoamerican Warfare.”

  1. astrallds October 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I realized that the initial blog might have been a bit short on details of what the chapters where about. The book is divided into 4 sections. First section : Warfare, Spatial boundaries and the material record. Section 2 :Warfare and ritual, Section 3 Epigraphic and Iconographic approaches to warfare, Section 4: Ethnohistoric and ethnographic approaches to warfare. Section 5 Summary.


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