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Handbook to life in the Ancient Maya world

Verfasser/in: Lynn V Foster
Verlag: New York : Facts on File, ©2002.
Serien: Facts on File library of world history.
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This text offers an accessible presentation of the latest archaeological and historical research on all aspects of Maya society, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. It introduces the evolution of Maya civilization and the geography of the Pre-Columbian Maya, then describes society and government, warfare, religion and cosmology, art, funerary beliefs, architecture, arithmetic  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: History
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Lynn V Foster
ISBN: 0816041482 9780816041480
OCLC-Nummer: 50676955
Beschreibung: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: Maya civilization and archaeology --
Evolution of Maya civilization --
Geography of the pre-Columbian Maya --
Society and government --
Warfare --
Religion, cosmology, and art / by Kaylee Spencer-Ahrens and Linnea H. Wren --
Funerary beliefs and customs --
Architecture and building --
Arithmetic, astronomy, and the calendar / by Kaylee Spencer-Ahrens and Linnea H. Wren --
Written evidence / by Ruth J. Krochock --
Economy, industry, and trade --
Daily life --
Chronology.
Serientitel: Facts on File library of world history.
Verfasserangabe: Lynn V. Foster.

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A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage  Weiterlesen…

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