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The lost chronicles of the Maya kings

Author: David Drew
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the Mayan world argues that there were actually two empires, a northern and southern, beset with religious conflicts, warfare, and political struggles; and that overpopulation and famine led to the sudden collapse of Mayan civilization.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Drew
ISBN: 0520226127 9780520226128 0520234588 9780520234581
OCLC Number: 43934183
Description: xi, 450 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Discovery of the Maya --
ch. 2. Origins of Maya civilization --
ch. 3. Cracking the code --
4. Early classic --
5. Late classic --
ch. 6. Gods and men --
ch. 7. Death and rebirth of Maya civilization --
ch. 8. Conquest and survival.
Responsibility: David Drew.
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Since the beginning of the 19th century explorers in Central America have discovered dozens of sophisticated cities and ruins all founded by the Mayas. The author examines their legacy and the  Read more...

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