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    DescriptionCopan 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 of Copan and the ancient Maya. William Fash, himself one of the key contributors to the recent breakthroughs, describes how decipherment of the Maya inscriptions together with tomb finds have unlocked the secrets of Copan's history.For this revised edition, Professor Fash shows how recent discoveries in the Acropolis, urban wards, and rural redoubts of the Copan kingdom reveal fascinating insights into the life and times of royalty, nobles, and commoners in this distinguished Maya city. The uncovering of the extraordinary tomb of the dynasty's founder provides illuminating information on his origins and accomplishments, while archaeological and hieroglyphic studies have demonstrated the importance of Tikal and the great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the founding and long-term legitimization of the Copan royal line. New excavations in the royal residential area give a blueprint for the layout and functioning of Maya palaces, as well as dramatic evidence for the violent and sudden end to dynastic rule.


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    Title
    Scribes, Warriors, and Kings
    Subtitle
    The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) JR. William L Fash, Illustrated by Barbara W Fash
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500282823
    ISBN 10: 050028282X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    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
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: CC
    B&T Approval Code: A17782400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 972.8384
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson
    Publication date
    01 August 2001