For centuries, the true history of the Maya--one of the most mysterious cultures of the ancient world--has eluded archeologists. Now, thanks to a recent breakthrough in the decoding of Maya hieroglyphics, A Forest of Kings is able to provide the first full history of this ancient culture. 16 pages of color photos; 20 B&W photos; 250 illustrations; ...
For centuries, the true history of the Maya--one of the most mysterious cultures of the ancient world--has eluded archeologists. Now, thanks to a recent breakthrough in the decoding of Maya hieroglyphics, A Forest of Kings is able to provide the first full history of this ancient culture. 16 pages of color photos; 20 B&W photos; 250 illustrations; 35 maps.
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Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 542 pp.,  pp. of plates, illus. (some col. ), maps, biblio., index; 26 cm. Good+. Firm binding, with one spine crease. Clean inside copy. Age toning. Another copy available. Widely-praised, scholarly study. "The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. Now, two central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David Freidel, make this history available for the first time in all its detail. A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Here the great historic rulers of Precolumbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of the writing. At its height, Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield-Jaguar, who ruled for over sixty years, expanding his kingdom and building some of the most impressive works of architecture in the ancient world. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, the Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers or populous, aggressive city-states. Hailed as 'a Rosetta Stone of Maya civilization' (Brian M. Fagan, author of People of the Earth), A Forest of Kings is 'a must for interested readers, ' says Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University."-Publisher.
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