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The Ruins of Time
Four and a Half Centuries of Conquest and Discovery Among the Maya



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ISBN 9781032436739
May 3, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

The Ruins of Time (1975) examines the conquest of the Maya by the Spanish, the discoveries and adventures of the first travellers among them, the dramatic journeys of Victorian archaeologists and explorers and also contemporary attempts to unravel Maya hieroglyphs.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Conquest  1. The Strength of Darkness  2. The Land of Maiam  3. The Conquest Begins  4. The Maya Crushed  5. ‘Are They Not Men?’  6. Beneath the Vines, Beneath the Trees  7. The Fall of Tayasal  Part 2. Exploration  8. A Lost City Rediscovered  9. The Race to Palenque  10. Incidents of Travel  11. The Cruzob, People of the Cross  12. The Greatest Discovery  13. La Cité Lorillard  14. The Epigraphers  15. Lords of the Jaguar Mat  16. A Foot-Soldier of Anthropology

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Biography

David Adamson