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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    The Ancient Maya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert J. Sharer, By (author) Loa P. Traxler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 984
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 1,542 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780804748179
    ISBN 10: 0804748179
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM, HDD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A17782400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
    DC22: 972.81/016, 972.81016
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLC
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: F1435 .S53 2006
    Thema V1.0: JHM, NKD, NHKA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KLC
    Edition
    6
    Edition statement
    6th ed.
    Illustrations note
    500 pls
    Publisher
    Stanford University Press
    Imprint name
    Stanford University Press
    Publication date
    01 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Palo Alto
    Author Information
    Robert J. Sharer is the Shoemaker Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Curator of the American Section at the university's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He is the author of Quirigua: A Classic Maya Center and Its Sculpture (1990) and Daily Life in Maya Civilization (1996), as well as two previous editions of The Ancient Maya. Loa P. Traxler is a Research Scientist in the American Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
    Review quote
    "The Ancient Maya is the definitive statement for our current understanding of their time and place. It goes well beyond any other competing volume in its encompassing reach." - Journal of Anthropological Research "(T)he most comprehensive and most lavishly illustrated book on its subject." - Journal of Latin American Studies "The Ancient Maya has become a standard text on the study of Mayan culture and prehistory. Given the veritable explosion of research on the Maya, greater understanding of this past - yet living - culture has been realized." - Colonial Latin American Historical Review "(T)his work is surely a must-have reference for Mayanists of all fields... The Ancient Maya is appropriate to scholars, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates." - The Americas "This marvelous book shows why the Maya constitute one of the best "case studies" of social and political evolution. Rich with detail and new insights, the authors skillfully show that the Maya were on a par with other great civilizations such as the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese. This truly monumental work has been updated to meet the needs of all readers -- from laymen to tourists to professional archaeologists -- and it should be on everyone's bookshelf to read and re-read." - Joyce Marcus, University of Michigan, Museum of Anthropology
    Back cover copy
    "The Ancient Maya is the definitive statement for our current understanding of their time and place. It goes well beyond any other competing volume in its encompassing reach."--Journal of Anthropological Research "(T)he most comprehensive and most lavishly illustrated book on its subject."--Journal of Latin American Studies
    Flap copy
    This book traces the evolution of Maya civilization through the Pre-Columbian era, a span of some 2,500 years from the origins of complex society within Mesoamerica to the end of the Pre-Columbian world with the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. The sixth edition presents new archaeological evidence and historical studies and offers the most extensive revisions of this classic work to date. The result is the most thorough and incisive study of the origins and development of ancient Maya civilization ever published.