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

Author: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
Publisher: New York : Quill/W. Morrow, [1992]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of Mayan kingship from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
ISBN: 0688112048 9780688112042
OCLC Number: 24501607
Notes: Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Morrow, ©1990.
Description: 542 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue: Personal notes --
Foreword --
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 --
Stars 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 --
Epilogue: Back to the beginning --
Glossary of gods and icons.
Responsibility: Linda Schele and David Freidel ; color photographs by Justin Kerr.
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Tells the story of Mayan kingship from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish.

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