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Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of Gods and Kings
by Dennis Tedlock
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Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a... (read more)

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Ancient Maya
Ancient Maya
by Robert J Sharer
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A new, completely revised edition of the standard work on Mayan civilization, incorporating the results of new research.... (read more)

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Civilization of the American Indian #247: The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume One: The Classic Period Inscriptions
Civilization of the American Indian #247: The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume One: The Classic Period Inscriptions
by Martha J Macri
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For hundreds of years, Maya artists and scholars used hieroglyphs to record their history and culture. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, archaeologists, photographers, and artists recorded the Maya carvings that remained, often by transporting... (read more)

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An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs
An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs
by Sylvanus Griswold Morley
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Best introduction to the topic — easily accessible to beginners. Extremely full in interpretation; very thorough in exposition of variants and unusual features, with reproductions of many inscriptions unavailable elsewhere. Material from Old... (read more)

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Maya for Travelers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan
Maya for Travelers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan
by Gary Bevington
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The Yucatan Peninsula draws many North American and European travelers each year to view the ruins of the pre-Columbian Classical Maya civilization and the abundant native flora and fauna. For these travelers, as well as armchair travelers and students... (read more)

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Secrets of the Maya
Secrets of the Maya
by Archaeology Magazine
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Unlock the mysteries of the Mayan world. Deep in the rain forests of South and Central America, the Mayan culture thrived for almost 4,000 years. From the earliest Mayan farmer in 2,600 BC through the thirteenth century AD, the Maya developed an... (read more)

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The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
The Code of Kings: The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs
by Linda Schele and Peter Mathews
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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 -- The Code of Kings... (read more)

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Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
by Daniel Finamore
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Maya art and hieroglyphs constitute one of the worlds most fascinating, visually striking, and complex systems of expression. Most scholarly interpretations of Maya art and culture have emphasized that this ancient civilization was oriented toward inland... (read more)

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Rise & Fall of the Maya Civilization
Rise & Fall of the Maya Civilization
by J. Eric and S. Thompson
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Ever since the discovery of the magnificent ruins of the Maya cities in the Central American jungles, men have speculated about this stone-age people, who without metal tools, without beasts of burden, without even a knowledge of the wheel, developed... (read more)

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Maya 7TH Edition
Maya 7TH Edition
by Michael D Coe
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The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student. Since the publication of the... (read more)

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From the Mouth of the Dark Cave: Commemorative Sculpture of the Late Classic Maya
From the Mouth of the Dark Cave: Commemorative Sculpture of the Late Classic Maya
by Karen Bassie Sweet
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Explores the idea that caves formed by the erosive action of underground rivers in the southern lowlands of the Maya region played a major role in the ideology and world view of the Classic Maya. Bassie-Sweet shows how the Mayas' most sacred rituals... (read more)

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The World of the Ancient Maya
The World of the Ancient Maya
by John Henderson
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Since it was first published in 1981, The World of the Ancient Maya has established itself as an extraordinarily accomplished -- comprehensive, elegantly written, and concise -- introduction to the rich Maya culture. In this edition, John S. Henderson... (read more)

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Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya
Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya
by Gerard Helferich
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Long prized as one of the most precious substances on earth, jade has been used to adorn kings, cure disease, and perform sacred rituals, including human sacrifice. For millennia, it played a crucial role in the culture of the Maya and other ancient... (read more)

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Scribes, Warriors, and Kings : the City of Copan and the Ancient Maya (Rev 01 Edition)
Scribes, Warriors, and Kings : the City of Copan and the Ancient Maya (Rev 01 Edition)
by William L. Fash
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Copan in modern Honduras was one of the great cities of the Classic Maya. Abandoned to the rain forest for nearly a thousand years, it was rediscovered in the early 1800s. Now, two centuries later, an international team of scholars is solving the puzzle... (read more)

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Star Gods of the Maya: Astronomy in Art, Folklore, and Calendars (Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies)
Star Gods of the Maya: Astronomy in Art, Folklore, and Calendars (Linda Schele Series in Maya and Pre-Columbian Studies)
by Susan Milbrath
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Susan Milbrath is Curator of Latin American Art and Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History and Affiliate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida.... (read more)

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Gonzolo Guerrero the Great Survivor
Gonzolo Guerrero the Great Survivor
by Layton Quick
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In 1511 eighteen year old Spaniard Gonzolo Guerrero and twelve other shipwreck survivors drift across the Caribbean sea to the Yucatan Peninsula from just south and west of Jamaica. The ship was laden with treasures stolen, by cruel force from the Darien... (read more)

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Civilization of the American Indian Series #29: Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiche Maya
Civilization of the American Indian Series #29: Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiche Maya
by Delia Goetz
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This is the first complete version in English of the "Book of the People" of the Quiche Maya, the most powerful nation of the Guatemalan highlands in pre-Conquest times and a branch of the ancient Maya, whose remarkable civilization in pre-Columbian... (read more)

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Civilization of the American Indian #99: Maya History and Religion
Civilization of the American Indian #99: Maya History and Religion
by J Eric S Thompson
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Believing that Maya studies today are "suffering from imbalance," J. Eric S. Thompson here approaches Maya history and religion from the standpoint of ethno-history. Present-day archaeologists often tend to restrict their curiosity to their excavations... (read more)

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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya
by Linda Schele
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This is an account of Maya history based on the deciphering of hieroglyphic inscriptions. Because the epigraphic record is too limited to allow a comprehensive reconstruction of Maya history, Schele and Freidel have arranged their story by sites... (read more)

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Rio Azul: An Ancient Maya City
Rio Azul: An Ancient Maya City
by Richard E W Adams
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Deep within the forest in northern Guatemala lie the ruins of Río Azul, a Maya city that reached one-third the size of Tikal. Discovered and partially explored in the early 1960s, Río Azul and the surrounding region were more fully... (read more)

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