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The Maya

Author: Michael D Coe
Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, 1999.
Series: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson)
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 6th ed., fully rev. and expandedView all editions and formats
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"The Maya has long been established as the best and most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student." "Now, for the sixth edition, Professor Coe incorporates the latest ideas and research in a fast-changing field. Spectacular tomb discoveries at the city of Copan reveal some of the early  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Coe
ISBN: 0500280665 9780500280669
OCLC Number: 40771862
Notes: "With 172 illustrations, 17 in color."
Erratum slip inserted.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The earliest Maya --
3. The rise of Maya civilization --
4. Classic splendor : the early period --
5. Classic splendor : the late period --
6. The terminal classic --
7. The post-classic --
8. Maya life on the eve of the conquest --
9. Maya thought and culture --
10. The enduring Maya.
Series Title: Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson)
Responsibility: Michael D. Coe.

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"The Maya has long been established as the best and most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student." "Now, for the sixth edition, Professor Coe incorporates the latest ideas and research in a fast-changing field. Spectacular tomb discoveries at the city of Copan reveal some of the early artistic and architectural splendors at this major site. New finds here and elsewhere entail a complete reinterpretation of the relationship between the warrior-kings of the Classic Maya lowlands and Teotihuacan, the greatest city of pre-Conquest America. Continuing epigraphic breakthroughs - decipherments of Maya inscriptions - demonstrate vividly the shifting power blocs among the competing Maya city-states." "Special features of this revised edition are a new guide to visiting the Maya area and lists of rulers for the major Classic cities, never before published in this form."--Jacket.

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