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Maya History: A Captivating Guide to the Maya Civilization, Culture, Mythology, and the Maya Peoples’ Impact on Mesoamerican History

Narrated by: David Patton
Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
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Summary

Did you know the Mayans used saunas for healing purposes? 

In the past decade or two, there has been an upsurge of interest in Maya history. This was partly fueled by the mythical Maya prediction of the end of the world in 2012, which for a short period of time put this civilization under the media spotlight. 

But there is much more to their culture than the common misconception about their calendar. You see, this is one of the most important and most influential civilizations of the whole Mesoamerican region. The Mayans did not only make achievements in the field of astronomy; they also made revolutionary accomplishments in agriculture, engineering, and communications. 

In this new Captivating History audiobook, you will discover amazing little-known facts about the Mayans as well as the truth about their remarkable history. 

Maya History: A Captivating Guide to the Maya Civilization, Culture, Mythology, and the Maya Peoples’ Impact on Mesoamerican History includes: 

  • Revolutionary findings provided by modern archaeological detective techniques
  • A simple explanation of the Maya civilization and its location
  • Fascinating discoveries of Maya art
  • Remarkable insights into the Maya government and society
  • A startling exploration of the Mayans everyday life
  • Amazing insights into myths, legends, gods, and beliefs of the Maya people, including shocking findings related to human sacrifice
  • Warfare
  • The Spanish Conquest and its impact
  • From colonial times to today
  • And much, much more!

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to go on a remarkable journey into the history of the Maya civilization!

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loaded with information

This is an interesting non-fiction informational book. The main topics are the Maya History cultures of Central America. All aspects of society are covered-family, trade, war, art, architecture, science and more.

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This was an excellent and very in-depth overview of Maya culture, history, architecture, art, religion, writing, you name it...I had no idea so much of the histories of these cultures has been totally lost.

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Some tips and motivators

The focuses are on the Aztec and Maya, the book also covers the other major groups that preceded or were otherwise associated with them - the cultures of the Olmec, Mixtec, Toltec, and Zapotec.

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Mayan script more accurate

This was one of the books I did an independent study for my senior year. if you're an anthropology buff, this is a great 'ethnology' on the Maya.

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An amazing course!

You have to have a really good imagination. I didn’t know about ancient Mesoamerica. This series has created a passion within me for the subject that will last for the rest of my life!

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Walk With the Ancient Mayans

I have listened several times, as preparation make a trip more meaningful. I have always been confused about the relationship between various Mesa-American groups, and that's a lot clearer to me now. The presenter takes many side trips into interesting theories and discoveries and is very entertaining.

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I'll listen to it again...

Anyway, it is inspiring to know that there's so much yet to be found... and it makes me want to go to Mexico again.

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Awesome book

The narrator was superb. he helped me a great deal with my pronunciation. If this type of history sings to you, definitely try this book

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yet very understandable

planning a future trip to Mexico! its a revelation to see so deeply into the detail and past silly modern fringe wishful thinking interpretations.

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Captivated from beginning to end

I purchased this book to supplement my homeschool world history curriculum. I love it! Great content and. If you want to learn about these fascinating civilizations, this is the book to get.

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inspiring and captivating

Discovering amazing things about Maya and about being Black in America and the World in the 1900s. What an amazing life! Lived vicariously through Maya and adventures. Really draws you in. The modesty she portrays compared to the achievements is impressive.

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Unbelievable

This is a truly incredible collection by the amazing Maya history. There are a lot of surprises, and some of her connections are very impressive. It's fascinating to follow from childhood to icon. Would definitely recommend.

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  • 23-10-18

Truly the best book

The author has the Ability to carry you into a different time and space is akin to eating a nice cake. The fact that he also includes historical information is tasty frosting.

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  • Kevin
  • 23-10-18

the best book ever

This is a great book that I had read in the past but lost..I was happy to be able to replace it...I can't say anything except this is my favorite book of all time. Nothing else measures up for me.

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  • Steven
  • 23-10-18

As Mesoamerican History

Aztec puts you into the head of Mixtli, so one can explore the reality of the Aztec culture. I now have a better understanding of the rise and fall of such a magnificent civilization. If only there could be more historical novels so enchanting and informative.

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  • pelsori
  • 18-10-18

The author did an excellent job of writing

it is an excellent starting point for delving into the subject of Mesoamerica. Allowing them to find where to start looking on the subject.

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  • Abigale
  • 18-10-18

Superb history book

There is every single information about Mayan civilization. Really spend a very good time. This book is ideal for individuals who are into this sort of book and for the individuals who need to know more data about this subject this book will be extremely convenient for you all.

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  • jhon carry
  • 18-10-18

Incredible

Great book about the Maya civilization. I did not know much about them but this book filled in the holes. Excellent research and easy to follow. Highly recommend this book.

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  • Sophia
  • 18-10-18

Hope you must find this book useful

This AUDIObook is a very brief version of the Mayan civilization. A good and quick history of the Maya. It was an interesting BOOK. Love learning new things, and this definitely kept me LISTENING.

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  • Levi
  • 18-10-18

Visual aids very helpful


This book is a real masterpiece. It helps me to gather knowledge about ancient people. You will get finish data about those occasions from this book. My involvement with this book is fascinating. Prescribed to all from my side. Very informative.