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Pollard, Helen Perlstein

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Works: 8 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 943 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: F1219.8.T37, 972.01
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Most widely held works by Helen Perlstein Pollard
Taríacuri's legacy the prehispanic Tarascan state by Helen Perlstein Pollard ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Tariacuri's Legacy: The Prehispanic Tarascan State, Helen Perlstein Pollard draws upon ethnohistoric documentation, ecological data, and archaeological research, including her own recent work in the region, to provide the first comprehensive overview of the Tarascan state, one of the two great political powers the Spanish encountered when they arrived in Mexico in the early sixteenth century. The Tarascans dominated western Mexico - in a state founded, according to legend, by the mythical Tariacuri - as fully as the Aztecs dominated the central Valley of Mexico, but until recently they have been little studied and poorly understood. There are several reasons for this neglect: Spanish chroniclers recognized but did not focus on the Tarascans, who were far from the heart of the Spanish administration in Central Mexico; nineteenth-century archaeologists were more drawn to the spectacular monumental sites of the Maya area and of Central Mexico; and, in the twentieth century, the Aztec model was the paradigm for civilization against which other Mexican states were measured. In more recent years, however, the Tarascan state has become a subject of growing interest, and in the last decades the work of Helen Perlstein Pollard in particular has revealed much about this remarkable civilization. Pollard's survey of Tzintzantzun has led her to identify specialized zones and to define the urban character of this central administrative city, as well as its economic, political, ecological, social, ideological, and cultural relationship to other parts of the Tarascan state. She emphasizes the importance of metallurgy, in particular, as a marker of elite social status and a major source of wealth for the ruling dynasty. Placing the Tarascan state in the larger context of Mesoamerica, Pollard shows one complex and brilliant variant of archaic civilizations. The text is accompanied by twenty-three maps and thirty-four photographs
The Tarascan civilization : a late Prehispanic cultural system by Shirley Gorenstein ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prehispanic urbanism at Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan by Helen Perlstein Pollard ( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patrones de asentamiento y actividades de subsistencia en el occidente de México : reconocimiento a la doctora Helen P. Pollard ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of urban zoning and planning at Prehispanic Tzintzuntzan by Helen Perlstein Pollard ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Residential zoning at prehispanic Tzintzuntzan, Mexico revisited : a quantitative analysis by Christopher James Stawski ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This thesis focuses on the archaeological site of Tzintzuntzan, a Prehispanic site located in West-Central Mexico. Situated within the Pátzcuaro Lake Basin, Tzintzuntzan was once the capital of the Tarascan Empire, a state-level, Mesoamerican society that emerged around AD 1350. In 1970, Helen Pollard completed an archaeological survey of Tzintzuntzan, forming the basis of her PhD dissertation in 1972. Central to Pollard's dissertation was the concept of urbanism in the formation of Tzintzuntzan. She tested the presence of urban planning and zoning, the function of Tzintzuntzan as the major Tarascan city, and whether it was political, ceremonial, or economic in nature. This thesis reanalyzes Pollard's Tzintzuntzan survey with focus on the ceramic artifacts collected, and provides a quantitative analysis for the classification of sites into zonal categories"--Abstract
Specialization of ceramic production : a sherd assemblage based analytic perspective by Amy J Hirshman ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Tarascan civilization : a late prehistoric cultural system by Shirley Gorenstein ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Perlstein Pollard, Helen
Pollard, Helen P.
Languages
English (24)
Spanish (1)
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