Sheds light on the features that define and frame Mayanist studies, from the earliest examples onward, leading to a detailed analysis of the identity, architecture, culture, and legacy of this fascinating people.
1: The Essence of Maya.
2: Formal Characteristics.
3: Functional Characteristics.
4: Geographic Setting.
5: Southern Highlands.
6: Central Maya Area.
7: Northern Lowlands.
8: Pacific Coast.
9: The Path to Power: Historical and Cultural Development of the Maya Area.
11: Middle Preclassic Consolidation of Maya Identity.
12: Late Preclassic The Rise of the Great Cities.
13: Early Classic Dawn of a Great Civilization.
14: Late Classic Splendor and Decline of the Maya.
15: Early Postclassic Cultural Renewal and the Formation of New Centers of Power.
16: Late Postclassic New Political Division and the Arrival of the Spanish.
17: Social, Economic, and Political Structure Among the Maya.
18: Economic Bases.
19: The Lord and His People Sociopolitical Structure.