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The ancient Maya : new perspectives

Author: Heather Irene McKillop
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the debates concerning Maya hieroglyphs, the Maya economy, and the conflicting theories behind the enigmatic collapse of the Maya civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Irene McKillop
ISBN: 0393328902 9780393328905
OCLC Number: 70170414
Description: xvii, 453 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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.
Responsibility: Heather McKillop.

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Examines the debates concerning Maya hieroglyphs, the Maya economy, and the conflicting theories behind the enigmatic collapse of the Maya civilization.

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