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Author Demarest, Arthur Andrew.
Title Ancient Maya : the rise and fall of a rainforest civilization / Arthur Demarest.
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Book Cover

 Floor2  F1435 .D44 2004    IN LIBRARY
Description xvi, 373 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Series Case studies in early societies ; 3
Case studies in early societies ; 3.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-363) and index.
Contents The mystery and the challenge of the ancient Maya -- Background : geography, chronology, and theoretical perspective -- The exploration and archaeology of the Maya : a brief history -- Obscure beginnings and the Preclassic florescence -- The splendor of the classic Maya florescence in the lowlands -- Settlement and subsistence : the rain forest adaptation -- Classic Maya economics -- Religion and ideology : beliefs and rituals of the theater-states -- Classic Maya politics and history : the dynamics of the theater-states -- The end of classic Maya civilization : collapse, transition, and transformation -- The legacy of the classic Maya civilization : postclassic, colonial, and modern traditions -- The lessons of classic Maya history and prehistory.
Subject Mayas.
Guatemala -- History -- To 1821.
Mayas -- History.
ISBN 0521592240
0521533902 (pbk.)
OCLC number 51438896