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Well, that made no sense, so I went through the footnotes, all of them and there are manyand found that there they amplified their descriptions by adducing pain, fasting and ‘intoxication’ as the causes of their visions.

Una Selva de Reyes : La Asombrosa Historia de los Antiguos Mayas

Armed with this new insight, Schele and Freidel tell a number of stories, histories really, of several Mayan centers and the people who dominated them. Oct 02, AskHistorians added it Shelves: Book ratings by Goodreads. Refresh and try again.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Other than these mino The book started off very slowly and made some assumptions that only Westerners would be reading this book.

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As always, the universal themes are all there, one after the other. La Asombrosa Historia de los Antiguos Mayas. This was recommended by them linfa a good general overview Here the great rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to sela again with the decipherment of their writing. A wonderfully written book by two of the top Maya scholars in the world, containing an immense amount of information about the ancient Maya.


In my mind this book is comparable to Tuchman’s classic “A Distant Mirror” in its ability to bring a period to life. In this case, the literature suffered.

Linda Schele was basically the god of mayan studies and this is one of her greatest books. With the break throughs in understanding and decoding the Maya Glyphs Schele and Freidel bring their impressive knowledge and scholarship to a panaramic view of the Libda world. She’s passed away since. Aug 10, Kyle rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 31, Bob Newman rated it it was amazing.

I mean, it is a good book about the history of the Maya cities, but there wasn’t much about the daily life of the ancient Maya. Schel Selva de Reyes: This was a landmark book when it was published detailing the history of the Maya world based off the newly translated hieroglyphs. I still feel that that volume is the best overall history.

That art and thinking could have arisen from such is testament to the strength of humanity. Esta obra es el relato del reino maya desde el principio de su institucion y los primeros constructores de grandes piramides, hasta la decadencia de la civilizacion maya y su destruccion final.

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I still read this book. It is fascinating to try and piece together the remnants of lives so far past from what little remains.

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Recommended to Wayne by: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In the text itself the authors treat this as unremarkable, as though ‘of course, such painful practices induce altered states of consciousness’. Their approach approaches the novelistic–and indeed the whole is punctuated by little illuminating fictions.

While I am sure there are many books with updated information and new findings this book was published inI found this book an extremely interesting and informative read. She was quite a character After reading this book, some of them will stick in your mind forever.

Sep 08, Jeb Card rated it really liked it. In fact, their array of small kingdoms engaged in constant warfare and human sacrifice. History Of The Americas.

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