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Some people may not like these short story excerpts as they are historical fiction, but I think they provide the reader with real connections and emotional investment with the historical figures presented in the “history book” portions of the book.

Anyway, I chose this book because of the reviews and it had the best rating. After reading this book, some of them will stick in your mind forever. Though obviously the book is a bit outdated we just know more welva the Maya, particularly their written languages, now than when this book was writtenit still holds surprising relevance to Mayan studies today.

The Maya certainly were not a peaceful civilization. Paperbackpages. Here’s a good analogy from the computer world I know, geeks here: Frankly, given the evidence they present confronting my ignoranceI am skeptical. If you are – like me – just want to learn more about Maya, their history, religion, culture, and maybe even get some very basic understanding of the principles of their writing system, this is probably not the book you are looking for.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

Lists with This Book. Suggestions would be highly appreciated. A wonderfully written book by two of the top Maya scholars in the world, containing ds immense amount of information wchele the ancient Maya. Dec 22, Ron Banister rated it liked it. Overall, this is a great book for people interested in some of the major city states and kings of the ancient Maya, and though the information is outdated and the translations crude by today’s standard, it is still an enjoyable, educational, and accessible read for people of all backgrounds.

The myriad reproductions of the Maya drawings, writings, and city plans by several modern artists is phenomenal.

To ask other readers questions about A Forest of Kingsplease sign up. I want to know what it was like back then, what did they eat, more about their religion, etc. However it tells of The un of this book is that it was one of the first to be published after the major breakthrough in understanding the Maya script.

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If you’re interested in the Mayan World, this book is an absolute must. The big schelee was that understanding their script overturned understanding of the Maya world which because it was understood that they were interested in numbers and astronomy – many of their ve stelae marking significant dates, so it was thought they were cerebral astronomers their culture fixated upon the heavens, their written inscriptions revealed that their interest in dates and astronomy and conjunctions was in part political.

Cerros for the Pre-Classic rise of kingship and monumental architectu Given that this book assumes no previous knowledge and sometimes words things melodramatically, but packs its information pretty densely, I’m guessing that it’s intended as an introductory college textbook.

An outstanding book which tells the captivating stories of several Mayan city states, illustrating different phases in the history of this very interesting and complex civilization. I am officially giving up on this book at page Trivia About A Forest of Kings Read ages ago on a trip to Honduras where I visited several Mayan sites.

We can notify you when this item is back in stock. And as a 6th grade teacher who teaches the Maya civilization, this did not turn out giving me much new information that I can bring back to my students. Maybe if I had paid more attention to the reviews I would have noticed that the book is the story of what the authors discovered from reading Maya ruins about the cities.

Oct 02, AskHistorians added it Shelves: The joy of this book is that it was one of the first to be published after the major breakthrough in understanding the Maya script. Maybe if I had paid more attention to the reviews I w This book wasn’t really what I was looking for. Co-written by one of the most prominent Maya scholars of the 20th century, the late Linda Schele, this book examines the Mayan civilization through its linguistic legacy.

This book really brought the history and culture of the sites we visited to life and provided the context needed to really get an understanding of this amazing civilization.

This was recommended by them as a good general overview All quite a change from Erich van Daniken who made a fine living claiming that the same inscriptions showed alien astronauts rather than aristocrats burning scraps of paper soaked in their own blood in the smoke of which they perceived dream visions of their ancestors and gods.

I have the fist edition paperback published by Morrow with color photos by Justin Kerr.

Una Selva de Reyes : La Asombrosa Historia de los Antiguos Mayas

Armed with this new insight, Schele and Freidel tell a number of stories, histories really, of several Mayan centers and the people w I visited the NE Yucatan three times in the s, devoting most of my time to hiking the coast and, with the help of young Maya, trekking overland to ruins they’d tell me of.

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Published January 24th by William Morrow first published A city-state civilisation built out of the jungle that struggled to maintain political order in the face of an obscure environmental or ecological catastrophe. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Books by Linda Schele. To think Linda is gone, now that is a deafening loss.

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These things in the beginning almost made me give up on the book, but the later chapters became more and more professional and detailed. Plenty of pictures explaining the Stelas. Overall, a good book! Although I’m sure there is a more recent book with more insight, this book gives an incredible overview of how rich the world of the Maya was.

I mean, it is a good book about the history of the Maya cities, but there wasn’t much about the daily life of the ancient Maya. I visited the NE Yucatan three times in the s, devoting most of my time to hiking the coast and, with the help of young Maya, trekking overland to ruins they’d tell me of.

Apparently the Maya would do stuff life putting stingray barbs through their penises and tongues in order to obtain visionary access to spiritual realms. Given that this book assumes no srlva knowledge and sometimes words rsyes melodramatically, but packs its information pretty densely, I’m guessing that it’s intended as an introductory college textbook.

If reues in an indirect way afected so much of my anthropological perspective, that I don’t even know were I would be if I never came across this book. This book is a great showcase of what we lost when the great Linda Schiele died. Reads like a research journal, and is way too focused on the archeological remains for my taste. Their system of counting time is explained. Sep 08, Jeb Card rated it really liked it.

I mean, it is great that you get an annotation like “sacrifice” pointing to an incomprehensible to an uninitiated jumble of lines, but that is as much explanation as you get.