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Classic Maya political history : hieroglyphic and archaeological evidence

Author: T Patrick Culbert
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996.
Series: School of American research book; School of American research advanced seminar series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ancient Maya civilization, which once flourished in the rainforests of southern Mexico and Central America, possessed the only full system of writing ever to be developed in the Americas, and only  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Patrick Culbert
ISBN: 0521392101 9780521392105 052156445X 9780521564458
OCLC Number: 612190474
Description: XVIII, 396 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction Norman Hammond; 2. Classic Maya emblem glyphs Peter Mathews; 3. Prehistoric polities of the Pasion region: hieroglyphic texts and their archaeological settings Peter Mathews, and Gordon R. Willey; 4. An epigraphic history of the western Maya region Linda Schele; 5. Cyles of growth at Tikal Christopher Jones; 6. Polities in the Northeast Peten, Guatemala T. Patrick Culbert; 7. Dynastic historys and cultural evolution at Copan, Honduras William L. Fash, and Davis S. Stuart; 8. Diversity and continuity in Maya civilization Robert S. Sharer; 9. Elite interaction during the terminal classic period: new evidence from Chichen Itza Linnea H. Wren, and Peter Schmidt; 10. Royal visits and other intersite relationships among the classic Maya Linda Schele, and Peter Mathews; 11. Inside the black box: defining Maya polity Norman Hammond; 12. Maya elite interaction - through a glass, sideways Norman Yoffee; 13. Maya political history and elite interaction: a summary view T. Patrick Culbert.
Series Title: School of American research book; School of American research advanced seminar series
Responsibility: ed. by T. Patrick Culbert.
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'From Classic Maya Political History we gain a deeper and more complete picture of one of the non-Western world's most sophisticated civilisations.' New Scientist 'In summary, this important book Read more...

 
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