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Smith, Michael Ernest 1953-

Works: 38 works in 192 publications in 1 language and 8,928 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Author of introduction, Opponent
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Ernest Smith
The Aztecs by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

56 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Aztecs of Mesoamerica -- Rise of Aztec Civilization -- People on the landscape -- Artisans and their wares -- Merchants, markets, and money -- Family and social class -- City-state and empire -- Cities and urban planning -- Creation, sacrifice, and the gods -- Science and art -- Final glory and destruction -- The Aztec legacy today
Aztec city-state capitals by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aztec City-State Capitals advances Mesoamerican scholarship by focusing attention on the urban centers outside the empire's capital of Tenochtitlan. Dozens of smaller cities were central hubs of political, economic, and religious life, integral to the grand infrastructure of the Aztec empire. Through this detailed examination, Michael E. Smith demonstrates the synchronicity of politics and urban design within the Aztec realm."--Jacket
The postclassic Mesoamerican world by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenochtitlan : capital of the Aztec empire by José Luis de Rojas( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible overview of archaeological knowledge of the seat of the Aztec empire, Tenochtitlan
The ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica : a reader by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cusco : urbanism and archaeology in the Inka world by Ian S Farrington( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the archaeological data on the Inka capital of Cusco through the lens of urban planning
The ancient urban Maya : neighborhoods, inequality, and built form by Scott Hutson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hutson examines the Mesoamerican lowland cities of the empire and asks, "Why did people choose to live in cities?" Offering a synthesis of previous research on Maya cities, Hutson describes the composition and attractions of these cities by examining the function of boundaries, agency, and the actors involved
Ancient Maya cities of the Eastern Lowlands by Brett A Houk( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using field reports, data sets and "grey" literature on the many excavated sites, Houk provides a synthesis of archaeological data on the ancient cities of modern Belize for the Classical period and explores their urban planning and built environment. By examining the lowland cities, Houk's work offers balance to the literature on the entire Classic Maya polity
The Casma city of El Purgatorio : ancient urbanism in the Andes by Melissa A Vogel( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through analysis of the excavation sites and material culture of the major urban center of the Inka Casma polity, El Purgatorio, Vogel explores a transformative time in the pre-Hispanic Inka Empire
Rethinking the Aztec economy( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rethinking the Aztec Economy provides new perspectives on the society and economy of the ancient Aztecs by focusing on goods and their patterns of circulation"--Provided by publisher
Ten thousand years of inequality : the archaeology of wealth differences by Timothy A Kohler( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is wealth inequality a universal feature of human societies, or did early peoples live an egalitarian existence? How did inequality develop before the modern era? Did inequalities in wealth increase as people settled into a way of life dominated by farming and hearding? Why in general do such disparities increase, and how recent are the high levels of wealth inequality now experienced in many developed nations? How can archaeologists tell? Ten Thousand Years of Inequality addresses these and other questions by presenting the fist set of consistent quantitative measurements of ancient wealth inequality. The authors are archaeologists who have adapted the Gini index, a statistical measure of wealth distruibution often used by economists to measure contemporary inequality, and applied it to house-size distributions serve as a model for other archaeologists and hsitorians who want to document past patterns of wealth disparity. The chapters cover a variety of ancient cases, including early hunter-gatherers, farmer villages, and agrarian states and empires. the final chapter synthesizes and compares the results. Among the new and notable outcomes, the authors report a systematic difference between higher levels of inequality in ancient Old World socitiesand lower levels in their New World counterparts. For the firs time, archaeology allows humanity's deep past to provide an account of the early manifestations of wealth inequality around the world. " -- inside book cover
Postclassic culture change in western Morelos, Mexico : the development and correlation of archaeological and ethnohistorical chronologies by Michael Ernest Smith( )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire (Ancient Cities of the New World) by José Luis de Rojas( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations and architecture by Michael Ernest Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tlahuica Culture by Michael Ernest Smith( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a collection of resources on the Tlahuica cultures of Morelos in Mexico, presented by Michael E. Smith. Notes that the Tlahuica were one of the Aztec peoples of central Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest (A.D. 1521). Includes information about Tlahuica archaeological sites, the Tlahuica peoples, and recent excavations at the Tlahuica city of Yautepec. Links to a bibliography of books about the Aztecs
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The Aztecs
Alternative Names
Smith, M. E. 1953-

Smith, Michael E.

Smith, Michael E. 1953-

English (131)

Aztec city-state capitalsThe postclassic Mesoamerican worldThe ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica : a reader