Maya Cosmos

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HarperCollins, Feb 27, 1995 - Social Science - 544 pages
11 Reviews

A Masterful blend of archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, and lively personal reportage, Maya Comos tells a constellation of stories, from the historical to the mythological, and envokes the awesome power of one of the richest civilizations ever to grace the earth.

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User Review  - Andrea Patrick - Goodreads

Explains the Maya religion, and in particular how Linda Schele discovered the close tie between religion and astronomy for the Maya. However, the book had already been started when her epiphany ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Morrison - Goodreads

Cracking book - dense, but that's the idea. Good at getting a little way inside a distant culture/ time. Not as good as Frankfort's Kingship and the Gods, which sets a very high bar. Read it before, just referencing it today. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

David Freidel has been a Maya archaeologist for twenty years. He teaches at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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