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Linda Schele (1942–1998)

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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya (1990) — Tekijä — 746 kappaletta
Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path (1993) — Tekijä — 310 kappaletta
Hidden Faces of the Maya (1998) 15 kappaletta
Maya Glyphs: The Verbs (1982) 13 kappaletta
Numbers, reprint 1 kappale
A Palenque triad (1999) 1 kappale
Papers 1978-1989 1 kappale
Papers, 1984 1 kappale
Human Sacrifice 1 kappale

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The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as is existed before the European invasion. Now, two central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Shele and David Freidel, make this history available for the first time in all its detail.
Hailed as "a Rosetta Stone of Maya civilization", A Forest of Kings is "a must for interested readers", seys Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University.
 
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Daniel464 | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 26, 2021 |
The untold Story of the Ancient Maya
 
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jhawn | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 31, 2017 |
Excellent source material for my rolegaming campaign. Well organized, clear and lucid prose, and free of the woo that has so tragically infected Central American studies.
 
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tarliman.joppos | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 20, 2013 |
The purpose of this book, written by scholars on the subject, Linda Schele and David Freidl, appears to be twofold. Firstly, to reveal or rather decode the hieroglyphs, of what they believe, are the stories left behind by kings and nobles detailing their dynastic rule and conquests throughout Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Secondly, in using this information the author’s attempt to reconstruct/fictionalize scenarios of what may have taken place. Certainly, this imagery is helpful in attempting to understand the workings of the ancient Maya yet the skeptic in me wonders just how much of what the author’s envision is accurate.
A Forest of Kings has left this reader swimming, with her head barely above water, in a cenote of dates, names, conquests, conjecture, assumptions and speculation , sometimes asking more questions than there are answers. There is a life preserver, however, If anything, this book has me wanting to read more, question more and try to understand more of these silent warriors.

Would I recommend it…………….. Yes, but not to everyone. One really must have some knowledge and interest in the Mayan culture to get any enjoyment from this book. If you are a beginner in this area I would recommend Stephens and Catherwood’s Incidents of Travel in Yucatan for an interesting overview.
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