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Coe, Michael D.

Works: 233 works in 1,169 publications in 9 languages and 33,100 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Documentary films  Biography  Pictorial works  Atlases  Film adaptations 
Roles: aut, edt, aui, wst, oth, cmp, ctg, ctb, spk
Classifications: F1435, 972.01
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Most widely held works by Michael D Coe
The Maya by Michael D Coe( )

189 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 6,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the New World's greatest ancient civilization, the Maya
Mexico by Michael D Coe( )

147 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the pre-Spanish civilizations of Mexico, beginning with the early hunters and continuing through the Aztecs; covering early village life, the rise of Olmec civilization, archaeological findings, Aztec society, and other topics
Breaking the Maya code by Michael D Coe( )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in and and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of the last great decipherment of an ancient script. Years ago, the ruined monuments of Maya civilization were mute, the hieroglyphic inscriptions on magnificent stelae, temples, and palaces largely unread. Today, thanks to an extraordinary scientific breakthrough, these inscribed remains are revealing a history lost to humanity for a millennium. What do the glyphs tell us about the Maya world? Why did it take nearly a century and a half after the rediscovery of Maya cities to crack the code? Michael Coe is uniquely placed to give the inside story of this revolution in understanding. Himself a world-renowned Maya scholar, he has known or worked with all the main protagonists over the past years. Coe interweaves a riveting tale of intellectual attack and counterattack with a full overview of what we now know about the ancient Maya themselves. Far from being the simple, peace-loving stargazers of Thompson's imagination, they emerge as a much more complex culture: obsessed with warfare, dynastic rivalries and ritual bloodletting, yet creatures of supreme masterpieces in art and architecture. This is a superbly readable detective story, a challenging and informed account of one of the most exciting intellectual adventures of our age"--Book jacket
Atlas of ancient America by Michael D Coe( )

34 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in and and held by 2,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 56 maps, 329 illustrations, and accompanying text describing ancient American art, history, and archaeology
The true history of chocolate by Sophie D Coe( )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The food of the gods": Delicious indulgence or cause of migraines? Aphrodisiac or medicinal tonic? Religious symbol or Mesoamerican currency? This tale of one of the world's favorite foods draws upon botany, archaeology, socioeconomics and culinary history to present for the first time a complete and accurate history of chocolate. The story begins some 3000 years ago in the jungles of lowland Mexico and Central America, with the tree Theobroma cacao and the complex processes necessary to transform its bitter seeds into a beverage. Chocolate was consumed in generally unsweetened liquid form and used as currency by the sophisticated Maya, and the Aztecs after them. The Spanish conquest of Central America introduced chocolate to Europe as a luxury item; then industrialization made it a food for the masses. From Maya hieroglyphs to the Hershey Bar, this is a fascinating history, enhanced with quotations, illustrations and old recipes.--From publisher description
America's first civilization by Michael D Coe( )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal cities of the ancient Maya by Michael D Coe( )

8 editions published in 2012 in and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise and fall of Maya civilization through its great royal cities, from El Mirador, the largest and oldest, to the rival city-states of the Classical period such as Tikal, Calakmul, Yaxchilán, Palenque, Toniná, and Copán. He then moves on to the great cities of the Terminal Classic period; at a time when the mighty centers of the southern lowlands were in a steep decline, cities to the north such as Uxmal and Kabah achieved a pinnacle of architectural beauty. After that he turns to the Postclassic period and Chichén Itzá in central Yucatán, a huge, cosmopolitan city that flourished during a military and cultural takeover by the Toltecs of central Mexico
Reading the Maya glyphs by Michael D Coe( )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Website reference included
Angkor and the Khmer civilization by Michael D Coe( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in and and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angkor and the Khmer Civilization presents a concise but complete picture of Khmer cultural history from the Stone Age until the establishment of the French Protectorate in 1863, and is lavishly illustrated with maps, plans, drawings and photographs. Drawing on the latest archaeological research, the book brings to life the extraordinary society and culture of medieval Angkor."--Jacket
Early cultures and human ecology in south coastal Guatemala by Michael D Coe( )

18 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jaguar's children: pre-classic central Mexico by Michael D Coe( )

8 editions published in 1965 in and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the Olmec, originators of the earliest great civilization in Middle America
In the land of the Olmec by Michael D Coe( )

15 editions published in 1980 in and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olmec world : ritual and rulership by Michael D Coe( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the Maya scribe by Michael D Coe( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in and and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Columbian Mexican miniatures: the Josef and Anni Albers collection by Anni Albers( )

15 editions published in 1970 in and and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swords and hilt weapons by Michael D Coe( )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the history of swords and daggers throughout the world, but it is intended to be more than a history of the shapes and forms of the artefact. It aspires to give the reader a glimpse of that essential nature of the sword which has elevated it to a higher position than any other weapon in most societies throughout history. -- Introduction
Lords of the underworld : masterpieces of classic Maya ceramics by Michael D Coe( )

20 editions published in 1978 in and and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maya book of the dead : the ceramic codex : the corpus of codex style ceramics of the late classic period by Francis Robicsek( )

2 editions published in 1981 in and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olmec & their neighbors : essays in memory of Matthew W. Stirling( )

7 editions published in 1981 in and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old gods and young heroes : the Pearlman collection of Maya ceramics by Michael D Coe( )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Atlas of ancient America
Alternative Names
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Coe, Michael Douglas

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Cole, Michael Douglas

MacCurdy, Charles J.

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Michael D. Coe archeologo, antropologo e scrittore statunitense

Michael D. Coe US-amerikanischer Anthropologe und Altamerikanist

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MexicoBreaking the Maya codeAtlas of ancient AmericaThe true history of chocolateReading the Maya glyphsAngkor and the Khmer civilizationThe Olmec world : ritual and rulershipThe art of the Maya scribeSwords and hilt weapons