- ISBN 9780500287262
- 25.40 x 19.00 cm
- 366 Illustrations, 86 in colour
- First published 2008
- See more books in theChronicles Series
‘An instant classic recognizable to specialists as an innovative contribution, and to general readers as a gripping account of a disappeared world’ – The Times Higher Education Supplement
‘Beautifully designed and illustrated … a handy guide to the latest in Maya written history’ – American Archaeology
‘Offers rich details of the Mayan culture, politics and economics … Replete with informative sidebars, timelines, site maps and sketches, this text serves as the ideal reference on Maya archaeology’ – Science News
The only comprehensive, kingdom-by-kingdom history of the ancient Maya, this Chronicle has now been revised and updated to include coverage of the most recent discoveries, from previously unknown rulers and new glyphic readings to expanded coverage of diplomacy and warfare.
Simon Martin is a Research Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. For the past fourteen years he has been conducting epigraphic fieldwork at Calakmul, Mexico.
Nikolai Grube is a professor of anthropology of the Americas at the University of Bonn. He has been closely associated with several archaeological projects in the Maya area and is director of the excavation of Uxul in Campeche, Mexico.