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The Maya : voices in stone / editors, Alejandra Martínez de Velasco Cortina, María Elena Vega Villalobos.

Martinez de Velasco, Alejandra, editor. (Added Author). Vega, María Elena, editor. (Added Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 972.81 MAYA (Text) 33946003086043 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 8416354871
  • ISBN: 9788416354870
  • ISBN: 9786077896340
  • ISBN: 6077896349
  • ISBN: 9788416354863
  • ISBN: 8416354863
  • Physical Description: 513 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm.
  • Edition: Second, revised and enhanced edition.
  • Publisher: Ámbar Diseño, S.C. : Turner, ©2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: INTRODUCTION. Maya identity / Ana Luisa Izquierdo y de la Cueva ; HE ART OF AN ANCIENT CULTURE. Archaelogical contexts of classic inscriptions / Lynneth S. Lowe Negrón -- Maya art: revelations of the nobility / María Teresa Uriarte Castañeda -- Surfaces made immortal by the chisel and the brush / Alejandra Martínez de Velasco Cortina ; A HIEROGLYPHIC WRITING SYSTEM. The languages: history and diversity / Tomás Pérez Suárez -- The calendar / Maricela Ayala Falcón -- Maya hieroglyphic language and literature / Alfonso Lacadena García-Gallo -- Hieroglyphic writing / Erik Velásquez García -- The screenfold paper books / Nikolai Grube ; THE WORLD OF THE SACRED. Gods of heaven, gods of Earth / Ana García Barrios -- Spirit entities and forces in classic Maya cosmovision / Erik Velásquez García -- Prophecies and auguries / María Elena Vega Villalobos and Erik Velásquez García -- Astronomy / Erik Velásquez García, Jesús Galindo Trejo, and Stanislaw Iwaniszewski -- A gaze into the underworld / Roberto Romero Sandoval -- HUMAN BEINGS BEFORE THE GODS. Dancing with the gods: ritual dancing / Rogelio Valencia Rivera -- His breath was extinguished: death in the Classic Period / Markus Eberl -- The ballgame: confluence between the human and the divine / Erik Velásquez García ; KINGS, QUEENS, AND COURTIERS. The divine lord: rules / Asier Rodríguez Manjavacas -- Members of the court / Asier Rodríguez Manjavacas -- Staging Maya life: a frozen image / Takeshi Inomata -- Under the auspices of Itzamnaaj: scribes in royal palaces / Nikolai Grube ; BUILT SPACE. Temples, palaces, and thrones: the cities / María Elena Vega Villalobos -- Representations of power: the monuments / Elizabeth Marroquín Álvarez and José Crasborn Chavarría -- Ritual backdrop spaces / Octavio Q. Esparza Olguín and Kenichiro Tsukamoto -- Courtly spaces: voices of Lakamha' / Jorge Pérez de Lara Elías ; WAR. Ancient Maya warfare: military techniques, tactics, and strategies / Harri Kettunen -- Of weapons and bindings: warriors and captives / Hugo García Capistrán ; THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE. Features of socio-political organization / Ana Luisa Izquierdo y de la Cueva -- From the jungle to the sea: the Oriental Coast / Adriana Velázquez Morlet -- Geopolitical interaction and long-distance influence in the Lowlands / Carlos Pallán Gayol -- From Apogee to collapse / Arthur A. Demarest ; Epilogue / Mercedes de la Garza Camino.
Summary, etc.: "The Maya: Voices in Stone deals with the history of this civilization, mainly during the Classic period, through the study of its hieroglyphic texts, a study that in recent years has seen great progress and led to surprising findings. The chapters that make up this book are the result of dedicated research by specialists in Maya civilization, who nevertheless present their findings in a way that is accessible to all those who are interested in the history of this culture. This is an indispensable book for anybody who is interested in stepping into the complex world of the ancient Maya and getting to know better their artistic accomplishments, their poltical organization, their funerary rites, their writing, their war practices, their architecture, their everyday life, and many other aspects of this great civilization"--Page 13.
Subject: Mayas.
Mayas > History.
Mayas > Antiquities.

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