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A state of the art account of Classical Maya History,
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This review is from: Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya (Hardcover)
This book presents a very factual though necessarily sketchy account of the current knowledge of the history and interactions of several Maya kingdoms: Tikal, Dos Pilas, Caracol, Naranjo, Calakmul, Yaxchilan, Piedras Negras, Tonina, Palenque, Copan and Quirigua. The authors succeed in presenting the Classical Maya as the vibrant society that they were, describing the complex interaction, sometimes peaceful sometimes belicose, between these kingdoms. It is a pitty that other important kingdoms were left out: Cancuen, Bonampak, Altar de Sacrificios, Motul de San Jose... The text is very well written and accompanied with the right ammount of well chosen pictures. A must read for everyone interested in the Classical Maya. One of my personal favorites!
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