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Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya / Edition 2

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya / Edition 2

by Simon Martin, Nikolai GrubeSimon Martin
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"The ideal reference on Maya archaeology."—Science News

Behind the ancient cities of the Maya and their abandoned artworks lie the turbulent stories of their ruling dynasties. One of the world's greatest and most powerful civilizations, the Maya experienced constant conflict in a landscape divided among numerous kingdoms. Intense rivalries, rapacious conquerors, and repeated dynastic defeat and breakdown are common themes in many tales of this mighty civilization.

The ancient Maya remain one of the most vibrant areas of study in world archaeology. Fresh discoveries in the field, together with the ongoing process of hieroglyphic decipherment, mean that information is constantly coming to light. This new version of the only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya brings the story fully up to date with previously unknown rulers and new glyphic readings, as well as additional information on diplomacy and warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500287262
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 04/28/2008
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 601,910
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Simon Martin is a Research Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. For the past fourteen years he has been doing epigraphic fieldwork at Calakmul, Mexico.

Nikolai Grube is a professor of anthropology at the University of Bonn. He has been closely associated with several archaeological projects, including Caracol, Belize, and Yaxha, Guatemala.

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Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
antiquary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As before, a very good book. Major noticable difference is more and more of the rulers are known by their real Maya names instead of silly nicknames
Ashurbanipal More than 1 year ago
The book is a solid, well organized, read for those who have little knowledge in the Maya and wish to expand their historical horizons. The maps and illustrations were a great addition and suppliment to the text. Even if you've no plan to go through the whole book, it's a great reference for sites if you plan to travel.