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A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya

Author: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Company, Inc, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Using data from art and archaeology, this book provides the public with the first glimpse of the just-deciphered history of the Classic Maya. A retelling of the doings of kings and conquerors in Central America more than 1,000 years ago.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schele, Linda.
Forest of kings.
New York : William Morrow and Company, Inc, ©1990
(DLC) 90005809
(OCoLC)21295769
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Schele; David A Freidel
OCLC Number: 904067307
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2015. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (542 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Time travel in the jungle --
Sacred space, holy time, and the Maya world --
Cerros : the coming of kings --
A war of conquest : Tikal against Uaxactún --
Star wars in the Seventh Century --
The children of the First Mother : family and dynasty at Palenque --
Bird-jaguar and the Cahalob --
Copán : the death of first dawn on Macaw Mountain --
Kingdom and empire at Chichén Itzá --
The end of a literate world and its legacy to the future --
Back to the beginning --
Glossary of gods and icons.
Responsibility: Linda Schele and David Freidel ; color photographs by Justin Kerr.

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Using data from art and archaeology, this book provides the public with the first glimpse of the just-deciphered history of the Classic Maya. A retelling of the doings of kings and conquerors in Central America more than 1,000 years ago.

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