The Ancient Maya, 6th Edition / Edition 6

The Ancient Maya, 6th Edition / Edition 6

by Robert Sharer, Loa Traxler
     
 


This book traces the evolution of Maya civilization through the Pre-Columbian era, a span of some 2,500 years from the origins of complex society within Mesoamerica to the end of the Pre-Columbian world with the Spanish Conquest in the sixteenth century. The sixth edition presents new archaeological evidence and historical studies and offers the most extensive… See more details below

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This book traces the evolution of Maya civilization through the Pre-Columbian era, a span of some 2,500 years from the origins of complex society within Mesoamerica to the end of the Pre-Columbian world with the Spanish Conquest in the sixteenth century. The sixth edition presents new archaeological evidence and historical studies and offers the most extensive revisions of this classic work to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804748179
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
10/07/2005
Edition description:
6
Pages:
984
Sales rank:
327,770
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The setting of Maya civilization23
Ch. 2Archaeology and Maya civilization57
Ch. 3History and Maya civilization99
Ch. 4The origins of Maya civilization153
Ch. 5The emergence of Maya civilization in the Middle Preclassic177
Ch. 6The origins of Maya states in the Late Preclassic223
Ch. 7The expansion of Maya states in the Early Classic287
Ch. 8The apogee of Maya states in the Late Classic377
Ch. 9Transformations in the Terminal Classic499
Ch. 10Reformulation and revival in the Postclassic589
Ch. 11The ancient Maya economy631
Ch. 12The origination of Maya society665
Ch. 13Maya ideology and religion719
Epilogue : the conquest of the Maya757
AppDates for K'atun and half K'atun endings779

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