Political Landscapes of Capital Cities
investigates the techniques of transformation of the ordinary panorama into the culturally built and ideologically outlined political environments of capital towns. during this spatially inclusive, socially dynamic interpretation, an interdisciplinary workforce of authors together with archaeologists, anthropologists, and paintings historians makes use of the method placed forth in Adam T. Smith’s The Political panorama: Constellations of Authority in Early advanced Polities
to reveal the intimate institutions among human-made environments and the traditional panorama that accommodate the sociopolitical wishes of governmental authority.
Political Landscapes of Capital Cities blends the ancient, political, and cultural narratives of capital towns similar to Bangkok, Cusco, Rome, and Tehran with a cautious visible research, hinging at the methodological instruments of not just architectural and concrete layout but additionally cultural, historiographical, and anthropological experiences. the gathering presents additional how you can conceive of the way methods of urbanization, monumentalization, ritualization, naturalization, and unification affected capitals otherwise with out wasting snatch of neighborhood specified architectural and spatial positive aspects. The essays additionally articulate the various advanced political and ideological agendas of a various set of sovereign entities that deliberate, developed, displayed, and played their societal beliefs within the areas in their capitals, finally confirming that political authority is profoundly spatial.
Contributors: Jelena Bogdanovic, Jessica Joyce Christie, Talinn Grigor, Eulogio Guzmán, Gregor Kalas, Stephanie Pilat, Melody Rod-ari, Anne Parmly Toxey, Alexei Vranich