- ISBN: 9781789145502
- Editorial: Reaktion Books Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2022
- Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
- Colección: Lost Civilizations
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Medidas: 23 cm
- Nº Pág.: 296
- Idiomas: Inglés
An illuminating look at the myriad communities who have engaged with the ancient Maya over the centuries.
This book reveals how the ancient Maya-and their buildings, ideas, objects, and identities-have been perceived, portrayed, and exploited over five hundred years in the Americas, Europe, and beyond.
Engaging in interdisciplinary analysis, the book summarizes ancient Maya art and history from the preclassical period to the Spanish invasion, as well as the history of outside engagement with the ancient Maya, from Spanish invaders in the sixteenth century to later explorers and archaeologists, taking in scientific literature, visual arts, architecture, world's fairs, and Indigenous activism. It also looks at the decipherment of Maya inscriptions, Maya museum exhibitions and artists' responses, and contemporary Maya people's engagements with their ancestral past. Featuring the latest research, this book will interest scholars as well as general readers who wish to know more about this ancient, fascinating culture.