Daily Life in Maya Civilization (Daily Life Through History Series)

Daily Life in Maya Civilization (Daily Life Through History Series)

by Robert J. Sharer
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I read this for my research project. This book provided all the necessary information that I needed to  answer all of my questions. Sharer adds detail and depth which is helpful in understadning the material to someone who is new to  learning about the Mayans. I liked that it was very detailed and had the chapters split into smaller sections that focused on other smaller topics relating to the chapter. Although it was a very detailed book and answered all my qyestions, sometimes it was easy to get lost and confused. For example, he talks about the history of Mesopotamia and uses scientific vocabulary to explain some of the major  contrasts between the different regions in which the Mayans lived in. He also goes into detail about the genealogy of kings and how thie ruling effected the people. Although having more than enough detail was great, it was also sometimes overbearing due to  the fact that he would write in great length. Some of the smaller sections in some chapters I felt could have been left out or had another chapter written instead. One example of this is the myths, Sharer is describing to us the religious beliefs and retells the story to us and summarizes them. Although he is summarizing them, and focuses on the popular ones, I think he could have taken that out and written another chapter about the myths instead of trying to fit them into another chapter. Overall it was a good read and I recommend this to anyone who wants to know a little more about the Mayans.