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Maya : divine kings of the rainforest

Maya : divine kings of the rainforest

Author: Nikolai Grube; Eva Eggebrecht; Matthias Seidel
Publisher: Köln : Könemann ; [Princes Risborough] : [John Wilson, distributor], ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Sunken cities in the jungle and towering temple pyramids reflect only a small portion of our knowledge about Mayan culture. This volume includes contributions that range from the origins of Mayan  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolai Grube; Eva Eggebrecht; Matthias Seidel
ISBN: 9783833119576 3833119578
OCLC Number: 71165439
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 480 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 33 cm
Contents: Vocanoes and jungle, a richly varied habitat / Nikolai Grube --
Cacao, the beverage of the gods / Nikolai Grube --
The origins of Maya civilization : the beginning of village life / Norman Hammond --
Obsidian, the metal of the Maya / Nikolai Grube --
The first cities : the beginnings of urbanization and state formation in the Maya lowlands / Richard D. Hansen --
Jade, the green gold of the Maya / Elisabeth Wagner --
Maya agriculture / Peter D. Harrison --
Tortillas and tamales, the food of the Maize people and their gods / Marta Grube --
From chiefdoms to statehood in the highlands of Guatemala / Federico Fahsen --
The insignia of power / Nikolai Grube --
Power in the west : the Maya and Teotihuacan / Simon Martin --
Hieroglyphs, the gateway to history / Nikolai Grube --
Bark paper books / Nikolai Grube --
Astronomy and mathematics / Alexander W. Voss --
Solar eclipses : fearing the end of the world / Nikolai Grube --
The dynastic history of the Maya / Nikolai Grube and Simon Martin --
Marriage diplomacy : women at the royal court / Stefanie Teufel --
Under a deadly star : warfare among the classic Maya / Simon Martin --
A game of life and death : the Maya ball game / Pierre R. Colas and Alexander Voss --
Unity in space and time : the maya architecture / Annegrete Hohmann-Vogrin --
The history of a Maya settlement : research results from the excavations at Xkipche / Michael Vallo --
Maya architecture at Tikal / Peter D. Harrison --
Processions, pilgrims and load-carriers : the ceremonial roads / Markus Eberl --
Understanding the murals of Bonampak / Mary Miller --
Grave robbers in the jungle / Nikolai Grube --
The art of classic vase painting / Dorie Reents-Budet --
The classic Maya gods / Karl Taube --
Court dwarfs : the companions of rulers and envoys of the underworld / Christian Prager --
Maya creation myths and cosmography / Elisabeth Wagner --
Intoxication and ecstasy / Nikolai Grube --
Uncovering the dark secrets of the Maya : the archeology of the Maya caves / James E. Brady --
Jaina, the island necropolis / Christian Prager --
Death and conceptions of the soul / Markus Eberl --
Long twilight or new dawn? Transformations of Maya civilization in the Puuc Region / Nicholas P. Dunning --
... and then it was sculpted, the precious stone : the Maya stonemasons and sculptors / Elisabeth Wagner --
The dynamics of maturing statehood in postclassic Maya civilization / Marilyn Mason --
The art of weaving / Stefanie Teufel --
The martial dynasties : the postclassic in the Maya highlands / Frauke Sachse --
The Spanish conquest of Yucatan and Guatemala in the 16th and 17th centuries / Christian Prager --
Kanek', the last king of the Itzaj Maya / Temis Vayhinger-Scheer --
Between conformity and rebellion : the Maya society in the Colonial Period (1546-1811) / Antje Gunsenheimer --
The search for evidence : the scientific discovery of the Maya / Eva Eggebrecht --
Maya cities : lost, excavated and conserved / Markus Eberl --
Maya today : from Indios deprived of rights to the Maya Movement / Nikolai Grube.
Other Titles: Maya.
Responsibility: edited by Nikolai Grube assisted by Eva Eggebrecht and Matthias Seidel.


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