Ancient Maya comes to life in this new holistic and theoretical study of the rise, florescence and decline of the cities of this most sophisticated civilization. Drawing on new, unpublished data, Arthur Demarest draws lessons for contemporary society and the modern Maya peoples struggling to re-emerge.
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'In Ancient Maya, Arthur Demarest, an authority on the Olmec and Maya civilisations, applies an holistic, theoretically-integrated perspective to this study of archaeology, paleoecology, and epigraphy, as well as to his evaluations of fellow scholars. The resulting interpretation covers both practical and spiritual aspects of Classic Maya life from the first to the eighth centuries, including their adaptations to their rainforest environment (agriculture, arboriculture, hydraulic works, and so on), economics and trade, religion and ideology, and politics.' British Bulletin of PublicationsReseña del editor:
In this new archaeological study, Arthur Demarest brings the lost pre-Columbian civilization of the Maya to life. In applying a holistic perspective to the most recent evidence from archaeology, paleoecology, and epigraphy, this theoretical interpretation emphasises both the brilliant rain forest adaptations of the ancient Maya and the Native American spirituality that permeated all aspects of their daily life. Demarest draws on his own discoveries and the findings of colleagues to reconstruct the complex lifeways and volatile political history of the Classic Maya states of the first to eighth centuries. He provides a new explanation of the long-standing mystery of the ninth-century abandonment of most of the great rain forest cities. Finally, he draws lessons from the history of the Classic Maya cities for contemporary society and for the ongoing struggles and resurgence of the modern Maya peoples, who are now re-emerging from six centuries of oppression.
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2005. Laminated Boards. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Text is bright and unmarked; binding is tight and square. No dust jacket, as issued. 373pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 053151
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2004. Estado de conservación: Very Good. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP94360286
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Nº de ref. de la librería GD-228-04-4966504
Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good. Nº de ref. de la librería HH-228-04-4966504