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Unformatted text preview: raded obsidian, salt and feathers with themselves and other polities over long distances in Mexico. There is little evidence of technical change, for instance agricultural technology was stagnant. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis: L September 28, 2009 19 / 25 The Rise and Fall of Copán The Political Model The emergence of dynastic kingdom’ seems to start around 100AD s at Tikal in Guatemala. A ruling class emerged based on the ajaw (lord or ruler) with a king called the k’ uhul ajaw (divine lord). The Divine Lord communicated with the Gods and organized the society. We know little about who owned the land, labor market institutions, levels of taxation or tribute. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis: L September 28, 2009 20 / 25 Endemic Warfare Mayan states seem to have engaged in constant warfare and …ghting. There were long contests for power between the larger states, su...
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