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

Autore: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
Editore: New York : Harper Perennial, ©1990.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of the Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish."--Back cover.
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
ISBN: 9780688112042 0688112048
Numero OCLC: 145324300
Descrizione: 542 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Linda Schele and David Freidel ; color photographs by Justin Kerr.

Abstract:

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  Per saperne di più…

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