The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list



spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Lords of Tikal: Rulers of an Ancient Maya City

Lords of Tikal: Rulers of an Ancient Maya City Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The ancient Maya capital of Tikal is located in the heartland of Guatemalan rain forest. Occupied from about 800 B.C. to A.D. 800, it had at its peak a population of more than 100,000.

Because of its strategic location, Tikal served as a center of trade and as an architectural style-setter for the central Peten region of the Maya Lowlands. The apogee of power and wealth was achieved under the reigns of three generations of the great Jaguar Claw clan, whose ruling lords — known as Hasaw Chan K'awil, Yik'in Chan K'awil, and Yax Ain — built the Great Temples that symbolizes the character and individuality of the city. Some of Great Temples served as mortuary structures, and the contents of the tombs hint at the richness of life as a lord of Tikal.

Drawing upon more than twenty years of excavation and recent in the translation of Maya hieroglyphs, Peter Harrison offers a cogent, detailed summary of what is known to date of this romantic, mysterious city and its rulers.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205) and index.

Table of Contents

The Maya and their civilization — Tikal discovered — Villages around the ridge : the middle Preclassic — The move into greatness : the late Preclassic — The birth of dynasties : the early Classic emerges — Change and challenge : the end of early Classic — Architecture at Tikal — The hiatus : war and outside dominance — Return of the clan Jaguar Claw : the genius of Hasaw Chan K'awil — A family affair : Hasaw's descendants — The last three lords — Late Classic architecture, city planning and th growth of Tikal — Decline and fall : the last days.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500050941
Subtitle:
(rulers of an ancient Maya city)
Foreword:
Renfrew, Colin
Foreword:
Sabloff, Jeremy A.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Maya architecture
Subject:
Excavations
Subject:
Tikal Site
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
New aspects of antiquity
Series Volume:
888
Publication Date:
c1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208 p.
Dimensions:
10.14x7.77x.87 in. 2.08 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mayas

Lords of Tikal: Rulers of an Ancient Maya City
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 208 p. pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500050941 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.