Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Themes in History > History Book Reviews
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

History Book Reviews History Book Review Forum - Discussion of Non Fiction Books and Historical Novels


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 2nd, 2017, 02:06 PM   #1

RidiculousName's Avatar
Lecturer
 
Joined: Aug 2016
From: USA
Posts: 363
Books on Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica


What, in your opinion, are the best books on life in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica? I am interested in a good book for beginners.
RidiculousName is offline  
Remove Ads
Old November 2nd, 2017, 02:29 PM   #2

Tairusiano's Avatar
Skull collector
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Brazil
Posts: 2,796
Blog Entries: 7

A really good book on the Maya is
Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering The Dynasties of the Ancient Maya

Popol Vuh is also interesting to read.
Tairusiano is offline  
Old November 2nd, 2017, 08:07 PM   #3

RidiculousName's Avatar
Lecturer
 
Joined: Aug 2016
From: USA
Posts: 363

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tairusiano View Post
A really good book on the Maya is
Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering The Dynasties of the Ancient Maya

Popol Vuh is also interesting to read.
Which translation of the Popul Vuh would you recommend?
RidiculousName is offline  
Old November 3rd, 2017, 03:22 AM   #4

cachibatches's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,130

CONQUEST by Hugh Thomas.

WARLORDS OF ANCIENT MEXICO

THE BROKEN SPEARS
cachibatches is offline  
Old November 3rd, 2017, 04:22 AM   #5

Tairusiano's Avatar
Skull collector
 
Joined: Jun 2012
From: Brazil
Posts: 2,796
Blog Entries: 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by RidiculousName View Post
Which translation of the Popul Vuh would you recommend?
I read the portuguese translation, but Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya by Allen J. Christenson is considered good.
Tairusiano is offline  
Old November 16th, 2017, 11:28 AM   #6

David Vagamundo's Avatar
Historian
 
Joined: Jan 2010
From: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 3,157

Second the recommendation of Hugh Thomas' Conquest.
David Vagamundo is offline  
Reply

  Historum > Themes in History > History Book Reviews

Tags
books, mesoamerica, precolumbian



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Books on the Tribes of Mesoamerica RidiculousName History Book Reviews 6 September 24th, 2017 11:52 AM
Mesoamerica vs. Fertile Crescent Agriculture Hamiltonian American History 2 September 7th, 2014 10:57 PM
In Mesoamérica: Debates y Perspectivas. davu History Book Reviews 0 April 20th, 2013 06:55 PM
Trade between Mesoamerica and Southwest U.S. Diogenes American History 2 March 22nd, 2011 09:21 PM
Study of Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, Mesoamerica? Nacho Ancient History 6 November 4th, 2010 01:18 PM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.