Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens : Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya

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Deep in the dense rainforests of Central America lie the turbulent stories of the Maya monarchy, stories brought vividly to life in Chronicles of the Maya Kings and Queens, which is newly available in paperback. Describing many of their own discoveries, two of the world's leading experts in Maya hieroglyphs take the reader into a once-hidden history, setting out the latest thinking on the nature of Maya divine kingship, statehood and political authority, and describing all the most recent readings and archaeological finds. Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens combines groundbreaking research with a highly readable history, offering the reader a front-row seat in one of the most exciting and fast-developing areas of world archaeology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 190 x 254 x 16.51mm | 820g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised Edition
  • 280 Illustrations, black and white; 86 Illustrations, color
  • 0500287260
  • 9780500287262
  • 392,534

Table of contents

Preface: Rediscovering the Maya Past * Introduction * The Dynasties - Tikal; Dos Pilas; Naranjo; Caracol; Calakmul; Yaxchilan; Piedras Negras; Palenque; Tonina; Copan; Quirigua * Epilogue
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Review quote

'Offers rich details of the Mayan culture, politics and economics ... Replete with informative sidebars, timelines, site maps and sketches, this text serves as the ideal reference on Maya archaeology' - Science News 'Beautifully designed and illustrated ... a handy guide to the latest in Maya written history' - American Archaeology 'An instant classic recognizable to specialists as an innovative contribution, and to general readers as a gripping account of a disappeared world' - Times Higher Education Supplement
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About Simon Martin

Simon Martin is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of
Archaeology, University College London. Nikolai Grube is a Professor
of Anthropology and Art History at the Universities of Texas and Bonn.
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