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WHITE STAR 1 9788854406889

THE MAYAS: HISTORY AND TREASURES OF AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION

Autor: DAVIDE DOMENICI

Editorial: WHITE STAR

THE MAYAS: HISTORY AND TREASURES OF AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION

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THE VOLUME IS DEDICATED TO THE OLMEC AND THE MAYA, THE TWO MAIN MESOAMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS THAT DEVELOPED IN THE TROPICAL REGIONS, THE GREEN HEART OF THE SOUTHEAST. THE SEQUENCE OF THE CHAPTERS ALLOWS READERS TO FOLLOW THE CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE TROPICAL REGIONS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER, COMMENCING WITH THE OLMEC CHIEFDOMS; IT THEN MOVES ON TO INVESTIGATE THE EXTRAORDINARY DEVELOPMENT OF THE MAYA CITY STATES OF THE CLASSIC PERIOD, WHICH REPRESENT THE ARTISTIC TREASURES OF THE SOUTHERN FORESTS. GENERAL THEMES SUCH AS ART, RELIGION, BALL PLAYING, WRITING AND CALENDARS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE TEXT, THUS VARYING AND LIGHTENING ITS STRICTLY HISTORICAL AND CHRONOLOGICAL APPROACH. WRITTEN FOR NON-SPECIALIST READERS, THE BOOK USES CLEAR AND EASILY UNDERSTANDABLE LANGUAGE. IT PRESENTS THE OLMEC AND MAYA CIVILIZATIONS IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOST RECENT DISCOVERIES AND INTERPRETATIONS, STRIVING TO COUNTER THE PERPETUATION OF OLD CLICHES THAT, EVEN NOW, HINDER A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE DYNAMIC CULTURAL AND POLITICAL EVENTS OF THESE DISTANT LANDS.
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The volume is dedicated to the Olmec and the Maya, the two main Mesoamerican civilizations that developed in the tropical regions, the green heart of the southeast. The sequence of the chapters allows readers to follow the cultural development of the tropical regions in chronological order, commencing with the Olmec chiefdoms; it then moves on to investigate the extraordinary development of the Maya city states of the Classic Period, ... Ver más
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Nombre THE MAYAS: HISTORY AND TREASURES OF AN ANCIENT CIVILIZATION
No. Ref. (SKU) 9788854406889
Editorial WHITE STAR
Género N/A
Autor DAVIDE DOMENICI
ISBN 9788854406889
EAN 9788854406889
Idioma Inglés
Año 2012
Formatos No
Número de páginas 207
Edición 1
Novedad N/A
Código BMG N/A

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