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A Forest Of Kings

Author : David Freidel
ISBN : 0688112048
Genre : History
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The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David Freidel, make this history available in all its detail. A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Here the great historic rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing. At its height, Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield-Jaguar, who ruled for more than sixty years, expanding his kingdom and building some of the most impressive works of architecture in the ancient world. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, the Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous, aggressive city-states. Hailed as "a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization" (Brian M. Fagan, author of People of the Earth), A Forest of Kings is "a must for interested readers," says Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University.

Kings Of The Forest

Author : Jana Fortier
ISBN : 9780824833220
Genre : History
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In today's world hunter-gatherer societies struggle with seemingly insurmountable problems: deforestation and encroachment, language loss, political domination by surrounding communities. Will they manage to survive? This book is about one such society living in the monsoon rainforests of western Nepal: the Raute. Kings of the Forest explores how this elusive ethnic group, the last hunter-gatherers of the Himalayas, maintains its traditional way of life amidst increasing pressure to assimilate Author Jana Fortier examines Raute social strategies of survival as they roam the lower Himalayas gathering wild yams and hunting monkeys. Hunting is part of a symbiotic relationship with local Hindu farmers, who find their livelihoods threatened by the monkeys' raids on their crops. Raute hunting helps the Hindus, who consider the monkeys sacred and are reluctant to kill the animals themselves. Fortier explores Raute beliefs about living in the forest and the central importance of foraging in their lives. She discusses Raute identity formation, nomadism, trade relations, and religious beliefs, all of which turn on the foragers' belief in the moral goodness of their unique way of life. The book concludes with a review of issues that have long been important to anthropologists--among them, biocultural diversity and the shift from an evolutionary focus on the ideal hunter-gatherer to an interest in hunter-gatherer diversity. Kings of the Forest will be welcomed by readers of anthropology, Asian studies, environmental studies, ecology, cultural geography, and ethnic studies.

A Forest Of History

Author : Travis W. Stanton
ISBN : 1646420462
Genre : Calakmul Site (Mexico)
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"Essays that critically engage with and build upon previous contributions made to Maya epigraphy, iconography, material culture, and history. Cutting-edge research on the social changes leading up to the spread of divine kinship across the lowlands in the first part of the Early Classic"--Provided by publisher.

The Story Of King Arthur And His Knights

Author : Howard Pyle
ISBN : 9780486172743
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Inventively retold and vividly illustrated, these stories describe the perilous and thrilling adventures of King Arthur and his knights in that glorious age of chivalry and honor. 41 illustrations.

Fairy Tales

Author : Christine Natale
ISBN : 9780557591312
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A collection of 15 seasonal fairy tales created for Christine Natale's Waldorf Kindergartens through the years.

Manwood S Treatise Of The Forest Laws

Author : John Manwood
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000124319
Genre : Forestry law and legislation
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Windthrown Trees On The Kings River Ranger District Sierra National Forest

Author : Michael A. Fosberg
ISBN : MINN:31951D029646767
Genre : Sierra National Forest (Calif.)
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Blowdown in shelterwood, sanitation cuts, and other partial cuts on the Kings River Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, are due to Mono winds. Both winter storm and Mono winds were considered as causes of winter blowdown. All evidence, e.g., direction of tree-fall and occurrence of high wind events, point to Mono wind events as the cause of blowdown. Only 12 percent of Mono wind events cause blowdown. Windspeed during a Mono wind (northeast winds) blowdown averages 50 mi/h with gusts to 100 milh. The probability of a blowdown occurring is about once per year, with some years having multiple blowdowns and other years having none.

Sources Of Vietnamese Tradition

Author : George Dutton
ISBN : 9780231511100
Genre : History
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Sources of Vietnamese Tradition provides an essential guide to two thousand years of Vietnamese history and a comprehensive overview of the society and state of Vietnam. Strategic selections illuminate key figures, issues, and events while building a thematic portrait of the country's developing territory, politics, culture, and relations with neighbors. The volume showcases Vietnam's remarkable independence in the face of Chinese and other external pressures and respects the complexity of the Vietnamese experience both past and present. The anthology begins with selections that cover more than a millennium of Chinese dominance over Vietnam (111 B.C.E.–939 C.E.) and follows with texts that illuminate four centuries of independence ensured by the Ly, Tran, and Ho dynasties (1009–1407). The earlier cultivation of Buddhism and Southeast Asian political practices by the monarchy gave way to two centuries of Confucian influence and bureaucratic governance (1407–1600), based on Chinese models, and three centuries of political competition between the north and the south, resolving in the latter's favor (1600–1885). Concluding with the colonial era and the modern age, the volume recounts the ravages of war and the creation of a united, independent Vietnam in 1975. Each chapter features readings that reveal the views, customs, outside influences on, and religious and philosophical beliefs of a rapidly changing people and culture. Descriptions of land, society, economy, and governance underscore the role of the past in the formation of contemporary Vietnam and its relationships with neighboring countries and the West.

An Historical Essay On The Magna Charta Of King John

Author : Richard Thomson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025504502
Genre : Constitutional history
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The Cyclop Dia Or Universal Dictionary Of Arts Sciences And Literature

Author : Abraham Rees
ISBN : UOM:39015009230007
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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