Format:
Book
Author:
Coe, Michael D.
Title:
Royal cities of the ancient Maya / text by Michael D. Coe ; photographs by Barry Brukoff.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Vendome Press, 2012, ©2012.
Description:
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 x 29 cm
Summary:
Traces the rise and fall of Maya civilization through its great royal cities, from El Mirador, the largest and oldest, to the rival city-states of the Classical period such as Tikal, Calakmul, Yaxchilán, Palenque, Toniná, and Copán. He then moves on to the great cities of the Terminal Classic period; at a time when the mighty centers of the southern lowlands were in a steep decline, cities to the north such as Uxmal and Kabah achieved a pinnacle of architectural beauty. After that he turns to the Postclassic period and Chichén Itzá in central Yucatán, a huge, cosmopolitan city that flourished during a military and cultural takeover by the Toltecs of central Mexico.
Subjects:
Maya architecture.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Central America -- Antiquities.
Other Author:
Brukoff, Barry.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Maya genesis -- Rival giants of the classic period -- Cities of the river -- Cities of the west -- Cities of the east -- Maya renaissance in the northern lowlands -- Twilight of the ancient Maya.
LCCN:
2011051139
ISBN:
9780865652842
0865652848
Other Number:
769141503
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
693239
Call Number:
972.81 C672R 2012
Course Reserves:
0
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