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Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World
Author: Lynn V. Foster
ISBN 13: 9780195183634
ISBN 10: 195183630
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2005-07-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $19.95

This text offers an accessible presentation of the latest archaeological and historical research on all aspects of Maya society, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. It introduces the evolution of Maya civilization and the geography of the Pre-Columbian Maya, then describes society and government, warfare, religion and cosmology, art, funerary beliefs, architecture, arithmetic and astronomy, Mayan languages and writing, industry and trade, and daily life. Many b&w photos and illustrations are included. Foster is a freelance writer, research scholar, and adjunct faculty member in the Hispanic Studies Department of the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)