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A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya

Author: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Company, Inc, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Using data from art and archaeology, this book provides the public with the first glimpse of the just-deciphered history of the Classic Maya. A retelling of the doings of kings and conquerors in Central America more than 1,000 years ago.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
ISBN: 0688074561 9780688074562 0688112048 9780688112042
OCLC Number: 21295769
Description: 542 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Time travel in the jungle --
Sacred space, holy time, and the Maya world --
Cerros : the coming of kings --
A war of conquest : Tikal against Uaxactún --
Star wars in the Seventh Century --
The children of the First Mother : family and dynasty at Palenque --
Bird-jaguar and the Cahalob --
Copán : the death of first dawn on Macaw Mountain --
Kingdom and empire at Chichén Itzá --
The end of a literate world and its legacy to the future --
Back to the beginning --
Glossary of gods and icons.
Responsibility: Linda Schele and David Freidel ; color photographs by Justin Kerr.

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The mystique of the pre-Columbian Maya has prompted much speculation about the nature of this sophisticated people. With the breaking of their elaborate hieroglyphic code, this work provides a fresh  Read more...

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