THE MAYA

THE MAYA (Libro en papel)

VOICES IN STONE

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Editorial:
TURNER
Año de edición:
Materia
Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales
ISBN:
978-84-16354-87-0
Páginas:
513
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A gorgeously produced volume of over 500 pages, u003ciu003eThe Maya: Voices in Stoneu003c/iu003e is a breathtaking visual appraisal of the enormous diversity of Mayan culture, buttressed by contributions from the leading contemporary scholars of classical Mayan culture, and covering Mayan art, writing, religion, rituals, social structures, government, architecture, warfare and geopolitical landscape. Objects found at various archaeological sites help to reconstruct the Maya's customs, tracing the New World's greatest civilization of antiquity through the classical period until the Spanish conquest and subsequent colonialism. With over 300 images, this is both a groundbreaking work of scholarship--archaeological, historical, sociological and anthropological--as well as a gorgeously illustrated sourcebook for the general reader. It also includes a Mayan area map, chronological chart, index, list of further reading, as well as various infographics throughout. An indispensable book for anyone approaching the rich, complex world of the ancient Maya and their artistic accomplishments, political organization, scientific advancement and many other aspects of this great civilization, it offers a new image of a living, vibrant people--with glories and miseries alike--that contrasts sharply with the idealized image of the Maya established by scholars in the first half of the 20th century. Alongside the magnificent sculpture and architecture, astounding scientific knowledge and sophisticated religion, we now also encounter the Mayan lust for power, conflict, war, social injustice, hunger and destruction. u003ciu003eThe Maya: Voices in Stoneu003c/iu003e presents a fresh vision of the extraordinary Pre-Hispanic civilization.