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Ancient TiticacaThe Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia$
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Charles Stanish

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520232457

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520232457.001.0001

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The Evolution of Political Economies

The Evolution of Political Economies

(p.18) Chapter 2 The Evolution of Political Economies
Ancient Titicaca

Charles Stanish

University of California Press

This chapter examines the evolution of political economies in the ancient Titicaca Basin region. It describes the development of complex political economies in the Titicaca Basin as a process of the strategic decisions of individuals. It suggest that this evolution was the result of the successive renegotiating and reworking of the political and economic relationships between individuals and groups attempting to acquire power, wealth and prestige in a particular historical, cultural, and physical environment.

Keywords:   political economies, Titicaca Basin, strategic decisions, political relationships, economic relationships

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