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Mayan Civilization

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Mayan Civilization

Post by wendy » Tue August 16th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Having just returned from vacation in Mexico I am once-again fascinated by the ancient ruins around Cancun. Any suggestions for a good hf set in the Mayan era?
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Post by Chris Little » Thu August 18th, 2011, 4:06 pm

"Tikal" by Daniel Peters might appeal ... I thought his Inca book well researched and effectively written, but I didn't care for his Aztec tale. Haven't been willing to pay the prices listed on Amazon for his Maya book.

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Post by wendy » Thu August 18th, 2011, 5:21 pm

Thanks for the suggestion Chris. I'll check Peters out.
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Post by The Czar » Sun August 21st, 2011, 3:20 am

This is n't really a novel, but more of a straight history that reads like a novel. It also is about the aztecs and Spain rather than the mayans, but you may like it.

http://www.amazon.com/Conquistador-Hern ... 721&sr=1-2

This is a fascinating account of the whole Spanish subjugation of Mexico, from the earliest landings to the conqest of the Aztecs. Very amazing/appallling.
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Info about the Spanish conquest

Post by David Hill » Mon October 1st, 2012, 2:26 pm

For a first-hand account of the conquest of Mexico by the Spanish, read The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Díaz del Castillo, who was one of Cortez's men. Unbelievably gripping.

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