A Forest of Kings (Heftet)

The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1993
Antall sider: 544
Forlag: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780688112042
Kategori: Reise
Omtale: A Forest of Kings
The mystique of the pre-Columbian Maya has prompted much speculation about the nature of this sophisticated people. With the breaking of their elaborate hieroglyphic code, Schele and Freidel, Mayan scholars of note, provide a new look at the Maya. Structured on sound scholarly principles, their presentation abounds in notes, references, indexes, and chronologies with profuse line-drawings of temple and other inscriptions. They devote a chapter to each of the major Mayan city-states. What makes this volume more accessible and of greater impact than the average scholarly study are the frequent vignettes of great events, kingly acts, etc., told dramatically, in a fictive but plausible style that allows the ancient Maya at last to speak for themselves. Recommended for informed laypersons, as well as specialist and young adult readers.

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