The Ancient Maya

Author : Robert J. Sharer
ISBN : 0804748179
Genre : History
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The rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded sixth edition of this standard work on the Maya people. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made this new edition necessary.
Category: History

The Ancient Maya

Author : Sylvanus Griswold Morley
ISBN : 0804721300
Genre : Social Science
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"Comprehensive synthesis of ancient Maya scholarship. Extensive summary of the archaeology of the Maya world provides the historical context for a detailed topical synthesis of chronological and geographic variability within the Maya cultural tradition"--
Category: Social Science

Ancient Maya

Author : Arthur Demarest
ISBN : 0521592240
Genre : History
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In this new archaeological study, Arthur Demarest brings the lost pre-Columbian civilization of the Maya to life. In applying a holistic perspective to the most recent evidence from archaeology, paleoecology, and epigraphy, this theoretical interpretation emphasises both the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life. Demarest draws on his own discoveries and the findings of colleagues to reconstruct the complex lifeways and volatile political history of the Classic Maya states of the first to eighth centuries. He provides a new explanation of the long-standing mystery of the ninth-century abandonment of most of the great rain forest cities. Finally, he draws lessons from the history of the Classic Maya cities for contemporary society and for the ongoing struggles and resurgence of the modern Maya peoples, who are now re-emerging from six centuries of oppression.
Category: History

The World Of The Ancient Maya

Author : John S. Henderson
ISBN : 0801482844
Genre : History
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"General overview of the ancient Maya begins with summary discussions of the history of Maya studies, the environment and geography of the Maya world, and the European invasion. Text is devoted primarily to a synthesis of the history of Maya cultural traditions based primarily on archaeological data and complemented by epigraphic and ethnohistorical information"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Category: History

Royal Cities Of The Ancient Maya

Author : Michael D. Coe
ISBN : 0500970408
Genre : Central America
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While Europe was buried in the Dark Ages, the Maya were producing astonishing sculpture, stelae and wall murals, as well as building magnificent temples, tombs and ball courts. This extraordinary volume pairs the leading Maya scholar and one of the worlds finest photographers of ancient sites to trace the rise and fall of Mayan civilization through its great royal cities. From El Mirador to the cities of the Maya Renaissance and finally to Chichen Itza, where the 700-year flowering of the Mayan people came to a halt, the riveting history of powerful dynasties, political intrigues and a flourishing culture is illuminated through new research and evocative photographs. A new reading of artifacts, reliefs, murals, maps and other archaeological evidence allows Coe to untangle the complex sequence of internecine ritual warfare that fatally weakened the late Maya era. Documented with specially commissioned maps and plans based on the latest research, Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya will be irresistible to everyone from the casual visitor to Pre-Columbian experts.
Category: Central America

Voices From Exile

Author : Victor Montejo
ISBN : 0806131713
Genre : History
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Elilal, exile, is the condition of thousands of Mayas who have fled their homelands in Guatemala to escape repression and even death at the hands of their government. In this book, Victor Montejo, who is both a Maya expatriate and an anthropologist, gives voice to those who until now have struggled in silence--but who nevertheless have found ways to reaffirm and celebrate their Mayaness. Voices from Exile is the authentic story of one group of Mayas from the Kuchumatan highlands who fled into Mexico and sought refuge there. Montejo's combination of autobiography, history, political analysis, and testimonial narrative offers a profound exploration of state terror and its inescapable human cost.
Category: History

Handbook To Life In The Ancient Maya World

Author : Lynn V. Foster
ISBN : 9780816074808
Genre : Social Science
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A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage of society, warfare, religion, architecture, astronomy, economy, writing and daily life.
Category: Social Science

The New Archaeology And The Ancient Maya

Author : Jeremy A. Sabloff
ISBN : 9781466814448
Genre : History
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Nowadays, archaeological investigators don't just dig up the past They use high-tech equipment, chemical analyses, sampling strategies, and other modern means to gain a better understanding of why and how cultures change. Using the study of the Maya as a test case, Jeremy Sabloff shows how the exciting transformation of archaeology is shedding new light on past civilizations.
Category: History

Scribes Warriors And Kings

Author : William Leonard Fash
ISBN : 050028282X
Genre : History
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Copan in modern Honduras was one of the great cities of the Classic Maya. Abandoned to the rain forest for nearly a thousand years, it was rediscovered in the early 1800s. Now, two centuries later, an international team of scholars is solving the puzzle of Copan and the ancient Maya. William Fash, himself one of the key contributors to the recent breakthroughs, describes how decipherment of the Maya inscriptions together with tomb finds have unlocked the secrets of Copan's history. For this revised edition, Professor Fash shows how recent discoveries in the Acropolis, urban wards, and rural redoubts of the Copan kingdom reveal fascinating insights into the life and times of royalty, nobles, and commoners in this distinguished Maya city. The uncovering of the extraordinary tomb of the dynasty's founder provides illuminating information on his origins and accomplishments, while archaeological and hieroglyphic studies have demonstrated the importance of Tikal and the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the founding and long-term legitimization of the Copan royal line. New excavations in the royal residential area give a blueprint for the layout and functioning of Maya palaces, as well as dramatic evidence for the violent and sudden end to dynastic rule. 11 color and 109 b/w illustrations.
Category: History

The Maya

Author : Michael D. Coe
ISBN : NWU:35556041035981
Genre : Social Science
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Surveys the cultural development and intellectual achievements of one of the most advanced civilizations in the aboriginal New World.
Category: Social Science