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The ancient Maya : new perspectives

Author: Heather Irene McKillop
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. ; Oxford : ABC-CLIO, ©2004.
Series: Understanding ancient civilizations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Of interest to scholars and the general reader alike, The Ancient Maya: New Perspectives brings the controversies that have divided experts on the ancient Maya to a wider audience. The author examines the debates concerning Mayan hieroglyphs, the Maya economy, and the conflicting theories behind the enigmatic collapse of the Maya civilization. The most readable and accessible work in the field, this work brings the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKillop, Heather Irene, 1953-
Ancient Maya.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
(OCoLC)656582811
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Irene McKillop
ISBN: 1576076962 9781576076965
OCLC Number: 52706645
Description: xvii, 453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Location of Maya area and environmental setting --
Historical and chronological setting --
Origins, growth, and decline of the Maya civilization --
Economics --
Social organization and social structure --
Politics --
Religion and ideology --
Material culture --
Intellectual accomplishments --
Major controversies and future directions in the study of the Maya civilization.
Series Title: Understanding ancient civilizations.
Responsibility: Heather McKillop.
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"Of interest to scholars and the general reader alike, The Ancient Maya: New Perspectives brings the controversies that have divided experts on the ancient Maya to a wider audience. The author examines the debates concerning Mayan hieroglyphs, the Maya economy, and the conflicting theories behind the enigmatic collapse of the Maya civilization. The most readable and accessible work in the field, this work brings the general reader up to date with the very latest archaeological evidence."--Jacket.

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