Royal cities of the ancient Maya

by Michael D. Coe

Other authorsBarry Brukoff (Illustrator.)
Paper Book, 2012

Status

Available

Call number

F1435.3 .A6C64 2012

Publication

New York : Vendome Press, 2012.

Description

Traces the rise and fall of Maya civilization through its great royal cities, from El Mirador, the largest and oldest, to the rival city-states of the Classical period such as Tikal, Calakmul, Yaxchilán, Palenque, Toniná, and Copán. He then moves on to the great cities of the Terminal Classic period; at a time when the mighty centers of the southern lowlands were in a steep decline, cities to the north such as Uxmal and Kabah achieved a pinnacle of architectural beauty. After that he turns to the Postclassic period and Chichén Itzá in central Yucatán, a huge, cosmopolitan city that flourished during a military and cultural takeover by the Toltecs of central Mexico.

Language

ISBN

0865652848 / 9780865652842

Barcode

34662000935061

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