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The world of the ancient Maya

by Henderson, John S.

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mayas

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-324) and index.

    Other titlesAncient Maya
    StatementJohn S. Henderson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1435 .H6 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 329 p. :
    Number of Pages329
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL668555M
    ISBN 100801431832, 0801482844
    LC Control Number97014353

      The Maya - a powerful pre-Colombian civilization who reached their cultural zenith around A.D. before falling into steep decline - were literate and had books, written in a complex language including pictograms, glyphs, and phonetic representations. A Maya book is referred to as a codex (plural: codices).The codices were painted onto a paper made of bark from the fig tree and . Welcome to the fascinating world of the ancient Mayathe most advanced society of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and the only New World culture to produce a complete system of writing. Maya flourished for over 2, years, building elaborate cities at a time when Europe was in s: 0.

    For the best first hand account and only primary source you need to read: Bartolome De Las Casas "A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies" He was literally there during the conquest and both observed and lived with the Maya while the. This book traces the evolution of Maya civilization through the Pre-Columbian era, a span of some 2, years from the origins of complex society within Mesoamerica to the end of the Pre-Columbian world with the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. The sixth edition presents new archaeological evidence and historical studies and offers the most extensive revisions of this classic work to date.4/5(4).

      Buy a cheap copy of The Maya book by Michael D. Coe. The gold standard of introductory books on the ancient Maya.—ExpeditionThe Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New Free shipping over $/5(5). Books shelved as maya-civilization: by Dustin Thomason, A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya by Linda Schele, The Great Maya Dro.


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The world of the ancient Maya by Henderson, John S. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The World of the Ancient Maya, apparently, is considered by many to be the best introduction to ancient Maya civilization currently available and, according to the author, "it is a survey of the Maya cultural tradition: an introduction to the societies that make it up and an exploration of their contrasts, connections, and linked historical /5(6).

This book details the history of the Mayan people, from the settlement of their earliest villages and farms to their demise at the hands of the Spanish in the 16th century. Readers (Grades ) will discover how Mayan culture grew and developed over time and how these remarkable people continue to /5(8).

The World of the Ancient Maya, apparently, is considered by many to be the best introduction to ancient Maya civilization currently available and, according to the author, "it is a survey of the Maya cultural tradition: an introduction to the societies that make it up and an exploration of their contrasts, connections, and linked historical /5(6).

Explore the captivating history and mythology of three ancient civilizations. Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook. In the first part of this captivating guide, you will discover why Maya have gained such worldwide admiration over the many other civilizations that existed in Mesoamerica at the time.

“The World of the Ancient Maya” is an overview of the diversity and scope of the Mayan civilization, but has the fatal flaw that it is merely a dry collection of facts and has no connecting narrative/5.

This book traces the evolution of Maya civilization through the Pre-Columbian era, a span of some 2, years from the origins of complex society within Mesoamerica to the end of the Pre-Columbian world with the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century.4/5.

The second edition of The World of the Ancient Maya has been reorganized as well as revised. Archaeologists and ethnohistorians have produced vast quantities of new data about the Maya in the s and s. Epigraphers have put forward an avalanche of new interpretations of glyphs and readings of texts that provide a rich source of information for reconstructing the politics of Classic.

The book was a factual presentation of the Maya world, but was more technical than narrative and although it was fairly concise in specifics it did not give a feel for the civilization's method of life.4/4(2).

The Ancient Maya (A True Book: Ancient Civilizations) by Jackie Maloy | out of 5 stars Ancient Maya (The Ancient World) by Barbara A. Somervill | Sep 7, Paperback $ $ 6.

29 $ $ Get it as soon as Thu, Oct FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon. Get this from a library. Ancient Maya. [Sara Green] -- "Engaging images accompany information about ancient Maya. The combination of high-interest subject matter and narrative text is intended for students in grades 3 through 8" Get this from a library.

The world of the ancient Maya. [John S Henderson] -- "General overview of the ancient Maya begins with summary discussions of the history of Maya studies, the environment and geography of the Maya world, and the European invasion.

Text is devoted. The book digs deep into the world of Mexican and Central American archaeology and the people who have worked behind the scenes to decipher Maya glyphs since the s.

Since it was first published inThe World of the Ancient Maya has established itself as an extraordinarily accomplished-comprehensive, elegantly written, and concise-introduction to the rich Maya culture.

In this edition, John S. Henderson has thoroughly revised the text and added a wealth of new photographs and drawings. Henderson explores the entire Maya cultural tradition, from the Reviews: 1.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Henderson, John S. World of the ancient Maya. Ithaca N.Y.: Cornell University Press, (OCoLC) An ancient Maya pictographic text penned almost 1, years ago has been judged authentic, making it the oldest confirmed pre-Hispanic document.

Social Sharing Mexico Maya Codex was made between. Thousands of years ago, in what is now Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico, the Mayan people began to build one of history's greatest civilizations.

This title details the history of the Mayan people, from the settlement of their earliest villages and farms to their demise at the hands of the Spanish in the 16th century. Readers will discover how Mayan culture grew and developed over time.

In this work, the author explores the ancient Maya from the earliest traces of settlement to the Spanish conquest of Central America in the 16th century. He covers the full range of Maya culture, including religion and philosophy, and examines the interaction between different Maya societies.

The book of the ancient Mayas, of great historical and spiritual value, has been wrongly called Sacred Book or the Bible “k’iche”. It is composed of a series of stories that try to explain the origin of the world, of civilization, of various phenomena that.

Chapter Maya Ideology and Religion Maya World View Origins of Maya Ideology Transformations by Outsiders Cosmology Creation Myths The Maya Universe Afterlife and Ancestors Maya Deities Rituals and Ceremonies Royal Rituals of the Classic Period Rituals of the Postclassic and Conquest Periods Divination and Altered Consciousness Human.

Ancient Maya (The Ancient World) by Somervill, Barbara A. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Maya Cosmos has useful notes in the back but I still strongly recommend against reading it until you have a solid base of knowledge about the Maya, gleaned from more recent sources.

Now, on to more positive things! General Introductory and Overview Books. The Maya, 9th ed. () Michael Coe and Stephen D. Houston. Thames & Hudson, NY. Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

The ancient Mayan civilization of southern Mexi /5. The ancient Maya, a diverse group of indigenous people who lived in parts of present-day Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, had one of the most sophisticated and complex.