Empires of the Maya

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Deep within the jungles of modern Mexico and Central America, still-standing palaces and pyramids give testament to the sophisticated civilization the Maya created beginning about 1200 B.C.E. Independent of any influence beyond their continental borders, the ancient Maya fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new techniques in agriculture, and devoted themselves to a complex religion. Empires of the Maya gives a brief summary of the history of the civilization, placing it ...

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Overview

Deep within the jungles of modern Mexico and Central America, still-standing palaces and pyramids give testament to the sophisticated civilization the Maya created beginning about 1200 B.C.E. Independent of any influence beyond their continental borders, the ancient Maya fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new techniques in agriculture, and devoted themselves to a complex religion. Empires of the Maya gives a brief summary of the history of the civilization, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location, and then explores the evolution of Maya society from its origin through the Classic Period to the Spanish conquest. Delving into daily life, the book includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, technology, political organization, commerce, architecture, and the arts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604131550
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Series: Great Empires of the Past Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part I History

Chapter 1 The Preclassic Era: Dawn of the Maya 19

Chapter 2 The Classic Era: Rise and Fall of the Superpowers 31

Chapter 3 The Postclassic Era: Rise of the Yucatan 49

Part II Society and Culture

Chapter 4 Maya Social Structure 65

Chapter 5 Religion and Ritual 93

Chapter 6 Everyday Life in the Maya World 111

Epilogue 129

Time Line 139

Glossary 141

Bibliography 143

Further Resources 146

Picture Credits 149

Index 150

About the Author 159

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