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

Martin, Simon; Grube, Nikolai

Verlag: Thames and Hudson, 2000
ISBN 10: 0500051038 / ISBN 13: 9780500051030
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Titel: Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: ...

Verlag: Thames and Hudson

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

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Inhaltsangabe: A superb guide to eleven of the `most influential and best-known kingdoms' that helped to shape Mayan history, including 152 biographical accounts of 152 kings and 4 ruling queens. Written by two of the foremost experts on Mayan hieroglyphic decipherment, this book includes a concise text accompanied by a timeline, illustrations, maps, photographs, useful summaries and guides to decipherment and spellings. It outlines the major periods of history and aspects of Mayan culture before focusing on issues of divinity, power and authority, the royal court, war, death and burial and politics for each of the kingdoms studied: Tikal, Dos Pilas, Naranjo, Caracol, Calakmul, Yaxchilan, Piedras Negras, Palenque, Tonina, Copan and Quirigua.

Inhaltsangabe: Behind immense, ruined cities, and abandoned artworks deep in the rainforests of Central America lie the turbulent stories of the Maya monarchy. This text examines 11 of the most important Maya kingdoms, and provides biographical accounts of the 152 kings and 4 ruling queens. The authors set out the latest thinking on the nature of Maya divine kingship, statehood, and political authority, and describe recent readings and archaeological finds. All royal names are spelt out in hieroglyphs, and datafiles listing lineage, spouses and children, and place of burial are included.

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