This volume is the first to present in detail the results of recent decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing and to consider the implications of a Classic Maya written history. Contributors examine the way in which the Maya elite created the kinship, alliance, warfare and ceremonial networks on which the civilization was founded.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||School of American Research Advanced Seminars Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction Norman Hammond; 2. Classic Maya emblem glyphs Peter Mathews; 3. Prehistoric polities of the Pasion region: hieroglyphic texts and their archaeological settings Peter Mathews, and Gordon R. Willey; 4. An epigraphic history of the western Maya region Linda Schele; 5. Cyles of growth at Tikal Christopher Jones; 6. Polities in the Northeast Peten, Guatemala T. Patrick Culbert; 7. Dynastic historys and cultural evolution at Copan, Honduras William L. Fash, and Davis S. Stuart; 8. Diversity and continuity in Maya civilization Robert S. Sharer; 9. Elite interaction during the terminal classic period: new evidence from Chichen Itza Linnea H. Wren, and Peter Schmidt; 10. Royal visits and other intersite relationships among the classic Maya Linda Schele, and Peter Mathews; 11. Inside the black box: defining Maya polity Norman Hammond; 12. Maya elite interaction - through a glass, sideways Norman Yoffee; 13. Maya political history and elite interaction: a summary view T. Patrick Culbert.