Breaking the Maya Code Paperback – 19 Dec 2011
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A great story told clearly and passionately by a great Mayanist.
As good an introduction to the world of the Maya, and of Maya scholars, as one is likely to get.
Portrays a Maya culture obsessed with warfare, dynastic rivalries, and ritual bloodletting, yet rich with masterpieces in art and architecture.
About the Author
Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Mexico, Breaking the Maya Code, Angkor and the Khmer Civilization, andReading the Maya Glyphs. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
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The story is populated with adventurers, rogues and mad academics. It's a wonder that any progress was made; each character projects their own personal fantasy onto the architecture and artifacts of this fascinating enigma.
After centuries of blind turns and dead ends, they finally began to unravel the true history. Fascinating and a great read.
Being a renamed academic, Dr. Coe has the talent of turning a complex scientific subject accessible to a common reader.
This is one of those rare books one has difficulty to interrupt once start reading it. A great book!
The 5 stars are for the content, not the presentation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
arrived quicky and was as described. quite hard workbut interesting.Published 15 months ago by Michael G.
A wonderful book, very interesting indeed. Highly readable and written with style. Also a revealing example of how the scientific process works - opinions changing with evidence.Published 19 months ago by Mr. David A. Odell
Breaking the Maya Code is a book well worth recommending to everyone interested in the Maya history and culture. Read morePublished on 26 Mar. 2013 by Krystyna Regulska
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