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Maya

Author: Peter J Schmidt; Mercedes de la Garza; Enrique Nalda
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at Mayan civilization, including Mayan architecture, astronomy, history, mathematics, politics, religion, commerce, navigation, sculpture, and handicrafts.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maya.
Rizzoli : New York, ©1998
(OCoLC)609167590
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Schmidt; Mercedes de la Garza; Enrique Nalda
ISBN: 0847821293 9780847821297 8845237990 9788845237997
OCLC Number: 40491267
Notes: "First published on the occasion of the exhibition Maya, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 6. IX.1998 - 16.V.1999"--Title page verso.
Description: 695 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 31 cm
Contents: The rediscovery of a civilization / Mercedes de la Garza --
A brief history of archaeological exploration / Ian Graham --
Vegetation of Maya Region / Arturo Ǵomez-Pompa --
Ancient Maya civilization in space and time / Jeremy A. Sabloff --
The Maya and their Olmec neighbors --
Tomás Pérez Suárez --
Maya frontiers / Giuseppe Orefici --
The Maya city / Enrique Nalda --
Maya architecture / Antonio Benavides C. --
Maya daily labors : a history in lower case / Mario Humberto Ruz --
Maya writing / Maricela Ayala Falcón --
Calendrical cycles and astronomy / Victoria R. Bricker, Harvey M. Bricker --
The Maya codices / Thomas A. Lee Whiting --
Maya Cosmogony / Enrique Florescano --
Maya gods / Mercedes de la Garza --
Portable objects / Clemency Chase Coggins --
Classic Maya painted ceramics and the stories they tell / Dorie Reents-Budet --
Sculpture and murals of the Usumacinta Region / Merle Greene Robertson --
The highlands of Guatemala and Chiapas / Zoila Rodríguez Girón, J. Héctor Paredes G. --
Dynastic history and politics of the classic Maya / David Stuart --
Copán : art, science and dynasty / Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle --
Archaeology of the Central Lowland Mayas : Tikal / Héctor L. Escobedo, Juan Antonio Valdés --
The metropolis of Calakmul Campeche / Ramón Carrasco V. --
Jaina : its funerary art / Román Piña Chán --
Uxmal and the Puuc zone : monumental architectural scuppture facades and political power in the terminal classic period / Jeff Karl Kowalski --
Contacts with Central Mexico and the transition to the Postclassic : Chichén Itzá in central Yucatán / Peter J. Schmidt --
Navigation and trade on the eastern coast of the Yucatán Peninsula / Rocía González de la Mata, Anthony P. Andrews --
Political organization of the Yucatán Mayas during the eleventh and sixteenth centuries / Sergio Quezada --
The conquest of the Mayas of Yucatán and Maya Resistance during the Spanish colonial period / Grant D. Jones --
The Mayas in modern times / Jan de Vos.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Schmidt, Mercedes de la Garza, Enrique Nalda.

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An account of the Mayan civilization which considers their achievements in astrology, writing, mathematics and philosophy, and looks at their society.  Read more...

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