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The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

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This unique and extraordinary guide to seven major sites of Maya civilization highlights the pioneering work of two great scholars of ancient America. For readers at every level — from the casual tourist to the serious student — andlt;Iandgt;The Code of Kingsandlt;/Iandgt; relies on Linda Schele and Peter Mathews's revolutionary work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins to give us a far clearer picture of Maya culture than we have ever had. andlt;BRandgt; Richly illustrated with line art and the incomparable photography of Justin Kerr and Macduff Everton, andlt;Iandgt;The Code of Kingsandlt;/Iandgt; is a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Maya and a phenomenal guided tour of seven of the most awesome and magical spots on Earth.

Review:

"A glorious summary of the Maya world." George E. Stuart, Ph.D. vice president for research and exploration, National Geographic

Review:

"Linda Schele and Peter Mathews offer a detailed introduction to the politics, religion, and histories recorded in the architecture and art of the ancient Maya." Sherman Suter

Synopsis:

This unique and extraordinary guide to seven major sites of Maya civilization highlights the pioneering work of two great scholars of ancient America. For readers at every level — from the casual tourist to the serious student — The Code of Kings relies on Linda Schele and Peter Mathews's revolutionary work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins to give us a far clearer picture of Maya culture than we have ever had.

Richly illustrated with line art and the incomparable photography of Justin Kerr and Macduff Everton, The Code of Kings is a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Maya and a phenomenal guided tour of seven of the most awesome and magical spots on Earth.

About the Author

The late Linda Schele was the John D. Murchison Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. Her books include The Blood of Kings (with Mary Miller), A Forest of Kings (with David Freidel), and Maya Cosmos (with David Freidel and Joy Parker). She died in the spring of 1998.

Peter Mathews, an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Calgary, is a highly respected epigrapher and archaeologist whose publications include Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (Harvard University Peabody Museum). He is the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" fellowship.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Pyramid-Mountains and Plaza-Seas

Chapter 2 Tikal: Toh-Chak-Ich'ak's Palace

Chapter 3 Palenque: Hanab-Pakal's Tomb

Chapter 4 Copan: The Great Plaza of Waxaklahun-Ubah-K'awil

Chapter 5 Seibal: The K'atun-ending Commemoration of Ah-Bolon-Abra Wat'ul-Chatel

Chapter 6 Chich'en Itza: The Great Ballcourt

Chapter 7 Uxmal: The Nunnery Quadrangle of Chan-Chak-K'ak'nal-Ahaw

Chapter 8 Iximche': The Capital of the Kaqchikel Maya

Concordance of Maya Personal Names

Key to Pronunciation and Orthography

Notes

References

Glossary of Gods and Supernaturals

Index

Illustration and Photograph Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684852096
Photographer:
Kerr, Justin
Photographer:
Justin Kerr
Photographer:
Kerr, Justin
Author:
Kerr, Justin
Author:
Mathews, Peter
Author:
Schele, Linda
Author:
Everton, Macduff
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Sacred space
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Mayan languages
Subject:
Maya architecture
Subject:
Maya sculpture.
Subject:
Inscriptions, Mayan.
Subject:
Names, Mayan.
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Mexico Antiquities.
Subject:
Central America Antiquities.
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
June 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos, line drawings t/o
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 21.735 oz

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"Review" by , "A glorious summary of the Maya world." George E. Stuart, Ph.D. vice president for research and exploration, National Geographic
"Review" by , "Linda Schele and Peter Mathews offer a detailed introduction to the politics, religion, and histories recorded in the architecture and art of the ancient Maya."
"Synopsis" by , This unique and extraordinary guide to seven major sites of Maya civilization highlights the pioneering work of two great scholars of ancient America. For readers at every level — from the casual tourist to the serious student — The Code of Kings relies on Linda Schele and Peter Mathews's revolutionary work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins to give us a far clearer picture of Maya culture than we have ever had.

Richly illustrated with line art and the incomparable photography of Justin Kerr and Macduff Everton, The Code of Kings is a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Maya and a phenomenal guided tour of seven of the most awesome and magical spots on Earth.

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