Encyclopedia Of The Ancient Maya

Author: Walter R. T. Witschey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759122865
Size: 58.54 MB
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Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya provides an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception to the Spanish Conquest. Exploring Maya society, celebrations, and achievements, as well as new insights into Maya culture and collapse, this is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction suitable for students and general readers.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aztec And Maya

Author: Charles Phillips
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 9780857231437
Size: 77.30 MB
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This book offers an examination of the history, myths and legends of the peoples of Mesoamerica spanning almost 3000 years. Stories of sun-gods and blood sacrifice, of pyramids and temples, and of the fabulous treasuries of gold raided by the Spaniards have enthralled generations of readers. Architectural and cultural achievements range from the temple-pyramids and stone carvings of the Olmecs to the cities, trading networks and religious societies and systems of the Aztecs and Maya. This book contains startling revelations about the ancient peoples of Central America, including histories of the lands they conquered, the cities they built and the world they developed.

Encyclopedia Of The Ancient World

Author: Shona Grimbly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136786880
Size: 50.50 MB
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Illustrated Children S Encyclopedia Of The Ancient World

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844764068
Size: 22.58 MB
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Describes the history, society, art, architecture, religion, and daily life of ancient civilizations around the world, from the dawn of the stone age through antiquity.

Children S Encyclopedia Of The Ancient World

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Armadillo
ISBN: 9781843229957
Size: 76.79 MB
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Details the characteristics and accomplishments of ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Maya, and Romans, covering such topics as famous people, government, family life, cuisine, hygiene, travel, trade, and legends.

Popol Vuh

Author: Dennis Tedlock
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456613030
Size: 26.98 MB
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Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation is not only the most important text in the native language of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan Gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan Lords who founded the Quiché Kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was translated into the Roman alphabet in the 16th century. The new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over 40 new illustrations.

Encyclopedia Of Ancient Deities

Author: Charles Russell Coulter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963975
Size: 64.98 MB
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The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and images lie buried. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities makes those names available to the general reader as well as the scholar. This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god's origins and functions are explained. An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further research and an exhaustive index provides access to the entries through virtually all names, forms and kinds of deities.

Before Kukulk N

Author: Vera Tiesler
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816532648
Size: 45.96 MB
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"A significant look at Maya life prior to Chichaen Itzaa during the Classic Period in the Yucatan"--Provided by publisher.