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A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya by Linda Schele

This book also does something very unique tha This book is a great showcase of what we lost when the great Linda Schiele died.

Now we can say that the Mayas have come out of the forest into our consciousness, thanks to these two authors. The book provides rsyes and dates for a civilization that once seemed lost and mysterious. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Svhele my mind this book is comparable to Tuchman’s classic “A Distant Mirror” in its ability to bring a period to life. No longer were we in the serene world of priestly astronomers but of the would be big beasts of the political jungle asserting their greatness, heritage and deeds schels steles.

History Of The Americas. Sep 12, Ryan rated it it was ok. What a labor of love this book is! Read every word for pages and skimmed through the rest. As far as I knew, nobody could read their writing. This was recommended by them as a good general overview Well researched for sure, but not for the casual reader.

A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

Mar 19, Jesse rated it it was amazing. The book started off very slowly and made some assumptions that only Westerners would be reading this book. She’s passed away since. The Maya’s own ritual destruction of tablets, plus the Spanish conquest, plus the ravages of time shadow the past in an air of mystery.


We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Nov 29, Nicole rated it liked it Shelves: The Best Books of Both are very colorful, often as if self-illumined. Hi An outstanding book which tells the captivating stories of several Mayan city states, illustrating different phases in the history of this very interesting and complex civilization. In fact, their array of small kingdoms engaged in constant warfare and human sacrifice.

However, the authors made a much appreciated attempt to include a fictional prose section in each chapter, incorporating their findings into a story that depicts people, things, and events as they might have appeared at the time. Maybe if I had paid more attention to the reviews I would have noticed that the book is the story of what the authors discovered from reading Maya ruins about the cities.

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

Books by Linda Schele. That art and thinking could have arisen from such is testament to the strength of humanity. She was quite a character Oct 31, Bob Newman rated it it was amazing.

These things in the beginning almost made me give up on the book, but the later chapters became more and more professional and detailed. A forest of these tree-stones stood by many important buildings of the Maya ages. A dark and bloody history of superstition, violence and fear.

On one point, though, they got me going, that being their repeated references to the vision quests through bloodletting. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Keep in mind, the subject matter is focused on writings, cities and kingship rather than on day to day life of all the Maya. 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.

I read it as research for my writing and it was very valuable. Dec 22, Ron Banister rated it liked it. If has in an indirect way afected so much of my anthropological perspective, that I don’t even know were I would be if I never came across this book. Somewhat outdated today, but an excellent read nonetheless, with ample illustration of texts and explanations for readings and interpretations by the authors.


It was extremely helpful. Description La interpretacion mas recientes de los jeroglificos mayas nos ha revelado la primera historia escrita del Nuevo Mundo. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. The Maya recorded many things on stelae, stone columns which the authors refer to as “tree stones”.

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However it tells of an interesting world. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. There aren’t that many books like that out there, unfortunately. This is possibly my favorite book on the Maya which is saying something. It oinda fascinating to try and piece together the remnants of lives so far past from what little remains. All quite a change from Erich van Daniken who made a fine living claiming that the same inscriptions showed alien astronauts rather than aristocrats burning scraps of paper soaked in their own blood in the smoke of which they perceived dream visions of their ancestors and gods.

Personally, I find both Reys and Mayan art to be ‘trippy’. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous, aggressive city-states.

This then is one of the first books I’ve read which purports to be based on the recent decoding of Mayan script.