The Conquest of the Last Maya Kingdom

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On March 13, 1697, Spanish troops from Yucatan attacked and occupied Nojpeten, the capital of the Maya people known as Itzas, the inhabitants of the last unconquered native New World kingdom. This political and ritual center--located on a small island in a lake in the tropical forests of northern Guatemala--was densely covered with temples, royal palaces, and thatched houses, and its capture represented a decisive moment in the final chapter of the Spanish conquest of the Mayas. The capture of Nojpeten climaxed more than ...

The Conquest of the Last Maya Kingdom 1998, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804735223

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The Conquest of the Last Maya Kingdom 1998, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804733175

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