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The Maya


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Table of Contents

Introduction * The Earliest Maya * The Rise of Maya Civilisation * Classic Splendor: The Early Period * Classic Splendor: The Late Period * The Terminal Classic * The Postclassic * Maya Life on the Eve of the Conquest Maya Thought and Culture * The Enduring Maya

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The bestselling introduction to the ancient Maya, fully revised and expanded for this new edition

About the Author

Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus in the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Reading the Maya Glyphs, Mexico and The True History of Chocolate. Stephen Houston is Dupee Family Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, he is the author of many books, including The Life Within: Classic Maya and the Matter of Permanence and co-author of The Maya. Houston has directed projects at the Classic Maya cities of Piedras Negras and El Zotz, Guatemala.


'One of the success stories of popular archaeology publishing' - Times Literary Supplement
'Essential reading for any intrepid souls heading to Central America' - Geographical
'Coe and Houston's book constitutes one of the major introductions to Maya civilization ... highly recommended' - Latin American Antiquity

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