A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya / Linda Schele and David Freidel ; color photographs by Justin Kerr.

Published
  • New York : Quill/W. Morrow [1992]
Physical description
542 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780688112042 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • 0688112048 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Notes
  • Originally published: 1st ed. New York : Morrow, c1990.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [509]-532) and index.
Contents
  • Prologue: Personal notes -- Foreword -- Time travel in the jungle -- Sacred space, holy time, and the Maya world -- Cerros: the coming of kings -- A war of conquest: Tikal against Uaxactún -- Stars wars in the seventh century -- The children of the First Mother: family and dynasty at Palenque -- Bird-Jaguar and the Cahalob -- Copán: the death of first dawn on Macaw Mountain -- Kingdom and empire at Chichén Itzá -- The end of a literate world and its legacy to the future -- Epilogue: Back to the beginning -- Glossary of gods and icons.
Other names
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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