The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art

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An illustrated study of the Maya civilization, drawing from interpretations of the texts embedded in pictorial scenes or carved on stone tablets to provide the meaning of the art and architecture of the ancient culture.

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Though Maya script, symbolism, and mythology are not yet fully understood, research from the last 25 years is showing that the Maya, once seen as "simple'' peaceful people, are now thought to have ... Read full review


Foreword Emily Sano ix
Kingship and the Rites of Accession

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Linda Schele (1942 Ai1998) was the John D. Murchison Regents Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, and was an internationally recognized authority on deciphering the Maya script.

Mary Ellen Miller is the Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. Her previous books include The Art of Mesoamerica.

Kerr is a photographers of Pre-Columbian art and a scholar in the field. He developed the rollout camera.

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