Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya

Author: Walter R. T. Witschey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759122864
Release Date: 2015-12-24
Genre: History

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya provides an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception to the Spanish Conquest. Exploring Maya society, celebrations, and achievements, as well as new insights into Maya culture and collapse, this is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction suitable for students and general readers.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aztec and Maya

Author: Charles Phillips
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 085723143X
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: History

This book offers an examination of the history, myths and legends of the peoples of Mesoamerica spanning almost 3000 years. Stories of sun-gods and blood sacrifice, of pyramids and temples, and of the fabulous treasuries of gold raided by the Spaniards have enthralled generations of readers. Architectural and cultural achievements range from the temple-pyramids and stone carvings of the Olmecs to the cities, trading networks and religious societies and systems of the Aztecs and Maya. This book contains startling revelations about the ancient peoples of Central America, including histories of the lands they conquered, the cities they built and the world they developed.

Children s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Author: John Haywood
Publisher: Armadillo
ISBN: 1843229951
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Details the characteristics and accomplishments of ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Maya, and Romans, covering such topics as famous people, government, family life, cuisine, hygiene, travel, trade, and legends.

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America

Author: Susan Toby Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136801853
Release Date: 2013-09-11
Genre: Reference

This is the first comprehensive, one-volume encyclopedia in English devoted to pre-Columbian archaeology of the Mesoamerican culture area. In more than 500 articles by the major experts in the field, this work brings the most recent scholarship to an examination of regional environments and their cultural evolution. Entries range from the familiar and world-renowned archaeological discoveries of Maya and Aztec sites to more recent excavations such as the Sayil archaeological zone in the Yucatan and Teopantecuanitlan in Guerrero. A rich historical and cultural resource on one of the world's six cradles of civilization, this reference is ideal for students, scholars, and prospective travellers.

Popol Vuh

Author: Dennis Tedlock
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 9781456613037
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation is not only the most important text in the native language of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan Gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan Lords who founded the Quiché Kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was translated into the Roman alphabet in the 16th century. The new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over 40 new illustrations.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities

Author: Charles Russell Coulter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135963972
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Reference

The history of the divine is the history of human thought. For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. Belief in these deities shaped whole civilizations, yet today many of their names and images lie buried. The Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities makes those names available to the general reader as well as the scholar. This reference work lists all the known gods through recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity (with alternate spellings), as well as notes on names that may be linguistically or functionally related. The tribe or culture that worshiped the deity is identified, and the god's origins and functions are explained. An extensive bibliography provides opportunities for further research and an exhaustive index provides access to the entries through virtually all names, forms and kinds of deities.

Before Kukulk n

Author: Vera Tiesler
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816532643
Release Date: 2017-12-19
Genre: Social Science

"A significant look at Maya life prior to Chichaen Itzaa during the Classic Period in the Yucatan"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesoamerica

Author: Margaret Bunson
Publisher: New York : Facts on File
ISBN: 0816024022
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

Provides detailed entries on the antiquities of pre-Columbian Central America and the civilizations of region's peoples

An Encyclopedia of Shamanism Volume One A M

Author: Christina Pratt
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1404211403
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Shamanism can be defined as the practice of initiated shamans who are distinguished by their mastery of a range of altered states of consciousness. Shamanism arises from the actions the shaman takes in non-ordinary reality and the results of those actions in ordinary reality. It is not a religion, yet it demands spiritual discipline and personal sacrifice from the mature shaman who seeks the highest stages of mystical development.

Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences

Author: I. Grattan-Guinness
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801873967
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematics is one of the most basic -- and most ancient -- types of knowledge. Yet the details of its historical development remain obscure to all but a few specialists. The two-volume Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences recovers this mathematical heritage, bringing together many of the world's leading historians of mathematics to examine the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences in a cultural context, tracing their evolution from ancient times to the twentieth century. In 176 concise articles divided into twelve parts, contributors describe and analyze the variety of problems, theories, proofs, and techniques in all areas of pure and applied mathematics, including probability and statistics. This indispensable reference work demonstrates the continuing importance of mathematics and its use in physics, astronomy, engineering, computer science, philosophy, and the social sciences. Also addressed is the history of higher education in mathematics. Carefully illustrated, with annotated bibliographies of sources for each article, The Companion Encyclopedia is a valuable research tool for students and teachers in all branches of mathematics. Contents of Volume 1: •Ancient and Non-Western Traditions •The Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance •Calculus and Mathematical Analysis •Functions, Series, and Methods in Analysis •Logic, Set Theories, and the Foundations of Mathematics •Algebras and Number Theory Contents of Volume 2: •Geometries and Topology •Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering •Physics, Mathematical Physics, and Electrical Engineering •Probability, Statistics, and the Social Sciences •Higher Education and Institutions •Mathematics and Culture •Select Bibliography, Chronology, Biographical Notes, and Index