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Casas Montezumas: Chorographies, Ancient Ruins, and Placemaking in the Salt and Gila River Valleys, Arizona, 1694-1868

Abstract This dissertation uses the narrative practice of chorography as a genre for assessing the history of placemaking in the Salt and Gila River region of central Arizona from the late seventeenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. Chorography concerns the descriptive representation of places in the world, usually of regions associated with a particular nation. Traditionally, chorography has served as a written method for describing geographical places as they existed historically. By integrating descriptions of natural features with descriptions of built features, such as ancient ruins, chorography infuses the physical landscape with cultural and historical meaning. This dissertation relies on a body of Spanish- and English-language ch... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Caproni, Linnea K. E. (Author) / Thompson, Victoria (Advisor) / VanderMeer, Philip (Committee member) / Timothy, Dallen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / American history / Regional studies / Arizona / Casa Grande Ruins / Chorography / Hohokam / Phoenix / Placemaking
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 267 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation History 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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