Mayan Civilization

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The World History series examines the eras, events, civilizations, and movements that have shaped human history, providing readers with insight into the past and its many legacies. Vivid writing, full-color photographs and extensive use of fully cited primary and secondary source quotations provide a sense of immediacy. Sidebars, time lines, indexes, and annotated bibliographies, which appear in every volume, offer a wealth of additional information as well as provide launching points for further discussion and ...

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Overview

The World History series examines the eras, events, civilizations, and movements that have shaped human history, providing readers with insight into the past and its many legacies. Vivid writing, full-color photographs and extensive use of fully cited primary and secondary source quotations provide a sense of immediacy. Sidebars, time lines, indexes, and annotated bibliographies, which appear in every volume, offer a wealth of additional information as well as provide launching points for further discussion and study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420502404
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/4/2010
  • Series: Lucent World History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,023,532
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Important Dates at the Time of the Maya Civilization 6

Introduction: The Maya: A Lost Civilization? 8

Chapter 1 The Rise of the Maya 12

Chapter 2 Maya Nobility of the Classic Period 27

Chapter 3 Commoners of the Classic Period 38

Chapter 4 Greatest Achievements 51

Chapter 5 The Spirit Realm 67

Epilogue: Postclassic and Modern Maya 80

Notes 86

For More Information 88

Index 92

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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