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Victor Wolfgang von Hagen
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The World of the Maya

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Published April 1st 1969 by Signet (first published 1960)
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Bradley
Very informative. Excellent source material. =)
Bob Nichols
Though dated somewhat, Von Hagen gives a good overview of Mayan history and culture. Particularly impressive are the descriptions of the monumental Mayan buildings, the ceremonial cities and urban centers and the long, raised roads that connected them together. Particularly striking is his description of the ritualized human sacrificial practices.* The Spanish conquest of the Maya, brutal as it was, seemed no more brutal than one it replaced.

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Nov 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Research leading to an outline of Mayan culture and its practices, family designs, styles, ceremonies, food culture etc. Dry tone, thankfully.
Lo
Interesting look into the anthropological understanding of the Maya peoples way back when scholarship was still pretty primitive. Take everything in here with a grain of salt.
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Victor Wolfgang von Hagen (February 29, 1908 - March 8, 1985) was a US-American explorer, archaeological historian, anthropologist, and travel writer who traveled the South Americas with his wife, Christine. Mainly between 1940 and 1965, he published a large number of widely acclaimed books about the ancient people of the Inca, Maya, and Aztecs.
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