Royal Cities of Ancient Maya (Hardcover)

By Michael D. Coe, Michael D. Coe (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Barry Brukoff (Photographer)
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While Europe was buried in the Dark Ages, the Maya were producing astonishing sculpture, stelae, and wall murals, as well as building magnificent temples, tombs, and ball courts. This extraordinary volume pairs the leading Maya scholar and one of the world’s finest photographers of ancient sites to trace the rise and fall of Mayan civilization through its great royal cities. From El Mirador to the cities of the Maya Renaissance and finally to Chichen Itza, where the 700-year flowering of the Mayan people came to a halt, the riveting history of powerful dynasties, political intrigues, and a flourishing culture is illuminated through new research and evocative photographs. A new reading of artifacts, reliefs, murals, maps, and other archaeological evidence allows Coe to untangle the complex sequence of internecine ritual warfare that fatally weakened the late Maya era.

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.

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.

Barry Brukoff is a photographer and designer who has published three books: The Enigma of Stonehenge with John Fowles, Morocco with Paul Bowles, and Greece: Land of Light with Nicholas Gage. Pablo Neruda is one of the world's bestselling poets. Isabel Allende is the internationally known best-selling author of the novels Daughter of Fortune and The House of Spirits.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780865652842
ISBN-10: 0865652848
Publisher: Vendome Press
Publication Date: October 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English