Time Among the Maya

Time Among the Maya
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Author: Ronald Wright
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780143198192
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: Penguin

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The Maya of Central America have been called the Greeks of the New World. In the first millennium ad, they created the most intellectually and artistically advanced civilization of the Americas. Throughout the ensuing centuries, as neighbouring empires fell in warfare and to the Spanish invasion, the Maya endured, shaken but never destroyed. In Time Among the Maya, Ronald Wright's journey takes him not only to the lands of the ancient Maya, but also among the five million people who speak Mayan languages and preserve a Mayan identity today. His travels begin in tiny Belize, exploring the jungles and mountains of Guatemala, bloodstained by civil war, and end in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Embracing history, politics, anthropology, and literature, this book is both a fascinating travel memoir and the study of a civilization.

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya
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Author: Robert J. Sharer,Loa P. Traxler
Pages: 931
ISBN: 0804748179
Release: 2006
Editor: Stanford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The rich findings of recent exploration and research are incorporated in this completely revised and greatly expanded sixth edition of this standard work on the Maya people. New field discoveries, new technical advances, new successes in the decipherment of Maya writing, and new theoretical perspectives on the Maya past have made this new edition necessary.

The Maya

The Maya
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Author: Michael D. Coe,Stephen D. Houston
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0500291888
Release: 2015-05-01
Editor: Unknown

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Coe and Houston update this classic account of the New Worlds greatest ancient civilization, incorporating the most recent research in a fast-changing field. New discoveries of spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty; the Classic Maya themselves can be understood as occupants of royal courts, full of Machiavellian intrigue yet operating in close communion with gods and cosmos. Just-discovered texts at Xultun show a strong concern with astronomy and numerology, as well as evidence of lost books. Other finds include the discovery in an underwater cavern of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, and new evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal. The Maya highlights the vitality of current scholarship into this brilliant civilization.

The Maya World

The Maya World
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Author: Scott R. Hutson,Traci Ardren
Pages: 888
ISBN: 9781351029568
Release: 2020-06-17
Editor: Routledge

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The Maya World brings together over 60 authors, representing the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, geography, and ethnography, who explore cutting-edge research on every major facet of the ancient Maya and all sub-regions within the Maya world. The Maya world, which covers Guatemala, Belize, and parts of Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, contains over a hundred ancient sites that are open to tourism, eight of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many thousands more that have been dug or await investigation. In addition to captivating the lay public, the ancient Maya have attracted scores of major interdisciplinary research expeditions and hundreds of smaller projects going back to the 19th century, making them one of the best-known ancient cultures. The Maya World explores their renowned writing system, towering stone pyramids, exquisitely painted murals, and elaborate funerary tombs as well as their creative agricultural strategies, complex social, economic, and political relationships, widespread interactions with other societies, and remarkable cultural resilience in the face of historical ruptures. This is an invaluable reference volume for scholars of the ancient Maya, including archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists.

The Adventures of Maya the Bee

The Adventures of Maya the Bee
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Author: Waldemar Bonsels
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781465607201
Release: 2020-09-28
Editor: Library of Alexandria

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Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya
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Author: Sara Green
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781618918543
Release: 2020-01-01
Editor: Bellwether Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Mayans are remembered today for their beautiful pyramid temples. But this ancient civilization had many other innovations! This fact-filled title explores the underground reservoirs, rubber creations, and astronomy studies of ancient Maya. Engaging text and vivid images combine with special features such as profiles of gods and leaders, a cause and effect graphic, a time and place matrix, and a timeline to take readers on a journey to the past!

Maya Python for Games and Film

Maya Python for Games and Film
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Author: Adam Mechtley,Ryan Trowbridge
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780123785794
Release: 2011-09-28
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Maya Python for Games and Film is the first book to focus exclusively on how to implement Python with Maya. Written by trusted authorities in the field, this in-depth guide will help you master Maya Python, whether you're a seasoned technical artist looking to make the transition from MEL to Python or an aspiring artist not wanting to scramble for information.

Breaking the Maya Code

Breaking the Maya Code
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Author: Michael D. Coe
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0500289557
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown

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Traces the history of the struggle to decipher the Mayan language, describing the conflicting approaches and explaining what Mayan inscriptions reveal about their culture.

Maya

Maya
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Author: Mahak Jain
Pages: 32
ISBN: 177147100X
Release: 2016-04-15
Editor: Owlkids

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

After the lights go out in her house, Maya's mother distracts her from her fear of the dark with a retelling of the legend of the banyan tree.

The Maya a Very Short Introduction

The Maya  a Very Short Introduction
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Author: Matthew Restall,Amara Solari
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780190645021
Release: 2020-08-13
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Maya forged one of the greatest societies in the history of the ancient Americas and in all of human history. Long before contact with Europeans, Maya communities built spectacular cities with large, well-fed large populations. They mastered the visual arts, and developed a sophisticated writing system that recorded extraordinary knowledge in calendrics, mathematics, and astronomy. The Maya achieved all this without area-wide centralized control. There was never a single, unified Maya state or empire, but always numerous, evolving ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct Mayan languages. The people we call "Maya" never thought of themselves as such; yet something definable, unique, and endlessly fascinating - what we call Maya culture - has clearly existed for millennia. So what was their self-identity and how did Maya civilization come to be "invented?" With the Maya historically subdivided and misunderstood in so many ways, the pursuit of what made them "the Maya" is all the more important. In this Very Short Introduction, Restall and Solari explore the themes of Maya identity, city-state political culture, art and architecture, the Maya concept of the cosmos, and the Maya experience of contact with including invasion by outsiders. Despite its brevity, this book is unique for its treatment of all periods of Maya civilization, from its origins to the present.

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens
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Author: Simon Martin,Nikolai Grube
Pages: 240
ISBN: UCSC:32106019910212
Release: 2008
Editor: Chronicles

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya"--Cover.

The Maya

The Maya
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Author: Jerome MARTIN
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1474921825
Release: 2018-04
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This information book provides a simple introductionto the world of the ancient Maya. It describes their bustling cities and talltemples, their religious beliefs, the customs of their kings and nobles, andtheir passion for cacao. Perfectly suited to beginner readers, it is full offacts, illustrations, and photographs of historical artefacts. Illustrations: Full colourthroughout

The Ancient Maya and Their City of Tulum

The Ancient Maya and Their City of Tulum
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Author: Bonnie Bley
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781462062720
Release: 2011-12
Editor: iUniverse

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Discover the ancient Maya civilization and one of their most popular toured ancient ruined cities of Tulum, Mexico in this detailed guidebook. Th e Ancient Maya and Th eir City of Tulum: Uncovering the Mysteries of An Ancient Civilization and Th eir City of Grandeur, is an easy to read comprehensive guide to unlocking the secrets and mysteries of the ancient Maya civilization. It answers the questions that so many people ask about one of the most interesting and amazing civilizations that existed in this world and explores in depth the biggest Maya mystery of all; Th e Maya Doomsday December 21, 2012 Prophesy. It embarks upon the secrets and mysteries surrounding their calendars, their beliefs, the way in which they lived, what happened to them, and their ancient cities in this complete comprehendible guide with photographs and illustrations.

The Ancient Maya

The Ancient Maya
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1838508147
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown

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Ancient Maya

Ancient Maya
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Author: Arthur Demarest,Demarest, Arthur Andrew Demarest
Pages: 373
ISBN: 0521533902
Release: 2004-12-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study.

The Fall of the Ancient Maya

The Fall of the Ancient Maya
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Author: David L. Webster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0500051135
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An account of the mysterious fall of the ancient Maya civilization evaluates current theories and myths, citing sixteenth-century evidence of a residual population and offering a portrait of its Late Classic society beset by overly ambitious nobles, wars, and an exploding population that could not be sustained by its scanty agriculture.

Rainforest Home Remedies

Rainforest Home Remedies
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Author: Rosita Arvigo,Nadine Epstein
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062030412
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Harper Collins

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Rainforest Healing from Your Home and Garden Find alternatives to chemical anti-depressants and painkillers in your spice rack. Learn about natural anti-itch salves for insect bites. Soothe and relieve envy, grief, sadness, and fear the Maya way. Rid your house of negative energy with a Maya cleansing ritual. Try the easy-to-make bronchitis remedy.

The Popol Vuh

The Popol Vuh
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Author: Lewis Spence
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780486845005
Release: 2019-11-13
Editor: Courier Dover Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Transcribed from Mayan hieroglyphs, the Popol Vuh relates the mythology and history of the Kiché people of Central America. There is no document of greater importance to the study of pre-Columbian mythology.

Maya Sacred Geography and the Creator Deities

Maya Sacred Geography and the Creator Deities
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Author: Karen Bassie-Sweet
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780806185194
Release: 2014-10-22
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press

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The K’iche’ Maya creation story preserved in the sixteenth-century manuscript Popol Vuh describes the origin of the world and its people in a setting long assumed to be the Guatemalan central highlands. Now a scholar with a deep knowledge of Maya history shows that all of these mythological events occurred at specific locations and that this landscape was the template for the Maya worldview. Examining the primary Maya deities, Karen Bassie-Sweet links geographic features to gods and beliefs. She reconstructs key elements of the Popol Vuh to argue that the three volcanoes around Lake Atitlan were the three thunderbolt gods and that the lake was the center of the world. She also shows that the Maya view of the creation of humans is centered on corn and examines core beliefs about the corn cycle to propose that the creation myth was established much earlier in Maya history than previously supposed. Generously illustrated, Maya Sacred Geography and the Creator Deities is a detailed ethnohistorical analysis of Maya religion, cosmology, and ritual practice that convincingly links mythology to the land. A comprehensive treatment of Maya religion, it provides an essential resource for scholars and will fascinate any reader captivated by these ancient beliefs.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
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Author: Maya Angelou
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307477729
Release: 2010-07-21
Editor: Random House

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.