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Royal cities of the ancient Maya

Author: Michael D Coe; Barry Brukoff
Publisher: New York : The Vendome Press, 2012.
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Traces the rise and fall of Maya civilization through its great royal cities, from El Mirador, the largest and oldest, to the rival city-states of the Classical period such as Tikal, Calakmul, Yaxchilán, Palenque, Toniná, and Copán. He then moves on to the great cities of the Terminal Classic period; at a time when the mighty centers of the southern lowlands were in a steep decline, cities to the north such as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Coe; Barry Brukoff
ISBN: 9780865652842 0865652848
OCLC Number: 769141503
Description: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 x 29 cm
Contents: Maya genesis --
Rival giants of the classic period --
Cities of the river --
Cities of the west --
Cities of the east --
Maya renaissance in the northern lowlands --
Twilight of the ancient Maya.
Responsibility: text by Michael D. Coe ; photographs by Barry Brukoff.

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Traces the rise and fall of Maya civilization through its great royal cities, from El Mirador, the largest and oldest, to the rival city-states of the Classical period such as Tikal, Calakmul, Yaxchilán, Palenque, Toniná, and Copán. He then moves on to the great cities of the Terminal Classic period; at a time when the mighty centers of the southern lowlands were in a steep decline, cities to the north such as Uxmal and Kabah achieved a pinnacle of architectural beauty. After that he turns to the Postclassic period and Chichén Itzá in central Yucatán, a huge, cosmopolitan city that flourished during a military and cultural takeover by the Toltecs of central Mexico.

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