the illustrated encyclopedia of aztec maya the history legend myth and culture of the ancient native peoples of mexico and central america

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Aztec And Maya

Author : Charles Phillips
ISBN : 085723143X
Genre : History
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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.

Empires Of The Maya

Author : Jill Rubalcaba
ISBN : 9781438129525
Genre : Mayas
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Long before European boats reached the shores of the Americas, sophisticated civilizations had already developed throughout the continents. The empire of the Maya, located in modern Mexico and Central America, influenced civilization there for centuries. The ancient Maya had fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new ideas in agriculture, and built towering palaces and temples that still stand today. Empire of the Ancient Maya gives a brief summary of the history of the empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location, and then explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. Delving into daily life, the book includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, technology, political organization, commerce, architecture, and the arts.

Library World Records 3d Ed

Author : Godfrey Oswald
ISBN : 9781476627724
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 51. 65 MB
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 Which are the oldest public libraries in the world? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish? What are the oldest extant texts written in Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What are the titles of the largest, smallest or most expensive books ever published? Where is the world’s busiest public library? Which three books were the first to contain photographs? In its updated and expanded third edition, this reference work provides hundreds of fascinating facts about libraries, books, periodicals, reference databases, specialty archives, bookstores, catalogs, technology, information science organizations and library buildings.

Comparative Politics

Author : Jan-Erik Lane
ISBN : 9781134082490
Genre : Political Science
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Starting from the principal-agent perspective, this book offers a new analysis of government. It interprets political institutions as devices designed to solve the omnipresent principal-agent game in politics. In other words how to select, instruct, monitor and evaluate political agents or elites so that they deliver in accordance with the needs and preferences of their principal: the population. This book explores whether there are any evolutionary mechanisms in politics which guide mankind towards the rule of law regime, domestically and globally. It combines a cross-sectional approach with a longitudinal one. Comparing the extent of the rule of law among states, using a set of data from 150 countries concerning political and social variables, the author seeks to understand why there is such a marked difference among states. Taking a state-centred perspective and looking at countries with a population larger than one million people during the post Second World War period, the book examines: The stability and performance of states The conditions for the rule of law regime: economic, social, cultural and institutional ones The evolution of governments towards rule of law Comparative Politics - The Principle-Agent Perspective will be of interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, government, political theory and law.

Native Peoples Of The Americas

Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
ISBN : 9781615353651
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Rich with photos, maps, and sidebars, Native Peoples of the Americas covers native peoples from the past and present. Readers will learn about early civilizations, languages, religions, arts, and cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States, Canada, and Middle and South America

The Continuum Encyclopedia Of Children S Literature

Author : Bernice E. Cullinan
ISBN : 0826417787
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides articles covering children's literature from around the world as well as biographical and critical reviews of authors including Avi, C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling, and Anno Mitsumasa.

The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Myths Legends

Author : Arthur Cotterell
ISBN : UOM:49015002843986
Genre : Legends
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A comprehensive illustrated guide to the world of myths and legends.

Mythology Myths Legends And Fantasies

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ISBN : 1770074538
Genre : Mythology
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Mythology Of The American Nations

Author : Instructor Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Indiana David M Jones
ISBN : 0857236709
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From the earliest times, people have told stories of allpowerful gods and goddesses, mighty spirits and fabulous creatures to explain the mysteries of life. This book explores the rich diversity of these legendary themes within North America, Mesoamerica and South America. An instantly accessible A-to-Z format provides concise, easy-to-locate entries on more than 900 key characters, enabling the reader to discover who is who in the mythology of the Americas. This book is a rich source of information for learning about and understanding the myths and religions of the indigenous inhabitants of the American continents.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Inca Empire

Author : David M. Jones
ISBN : 0857234471
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A sumptuously illustrated history of the politics, art, architecture, mythology and legends of the Incas.

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