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Coe, Michael D.

Overview
Works: 234 works in 1,098 publications in 9 languages and 33,060 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wst, Other, Composer, Contributor, Cartographer, Speaker
Classifications: F1435, 972.01
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The Maya by Michael D Coe( Book )

155 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 5,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

125 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael D. Coe's Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's ancient civilizations. Now this companion volume to Professor Coe's bestselling The Maya has been completely revised and expanded for the fourth edition. Enlarged sections are included on early village life and the rise of Olmec civilization. Extraordinary recent discoveries - such as the stela from La Mojarra inscribed in the mysterious Isthmian script or the mass sacrifice of 200 victims at Teotihuacan - receive full coverage. A new chapter on Aztec life and society has also been added, based on fresh readings of the ethnohistorical sources." "Despite the cataclysm of the Spanish Conquest and ensuing epidemics, the native peoples of Mexico survived through the Colonial period. Describing their heroic struggle in a new Epilogue, the author makes clear just how much the character of modern Mexico derives from its Pre-Columbian past."--Jacket
Breaking the Maya code by Michael D Coe( Book )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,355 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( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,314 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( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,752 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( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maya by Michael D Coe( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Maya has long been established as the best and most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student." "Now, for the sixth edition, Professor Coe incorporates the latest ideas and research in a fast-changing field. Spectacular tomb discoveries at the city of Copan reveal some of the early artistic and architectural splendors at this major site. New finds here and elsewhere entail a complete reinterpretation of the relationship between the warrior-kings of the Classic Maya lowlands and Teotihuacan, the greatest city of pre-Conquest America. Continuing epigraphic breakthroughs - decipherments of Maya inscriptions - demonstrate vividly the shifting power blocs among the competing Maya city-states." "Special features of this revised edition are a new guide to visiting the Maya area and lists of rulers for the major Classic cities, never before published in this form."--Jacket
Royal cities of the ancient Maya by Michael D Coe( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 847 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( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 771 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( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the Olmec, originators of the earliest great civilization in Middle America
The Olmec world : ritual and rulership by Michael D Coe( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the land of the Olmec by Michael D Coe( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maya by Michael D Coe( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the cultural development and intellectual achievements of the most advanced civilization in the aboriginal New World
Lords of the underworld : masterpieces of classic Maya ceramics by Michael D Coe( Book )

18 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swords and hilt weapons by Michael D Coe( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swords and Hilt Weapons" is the most comprehensive guide to nearly 4000 years of sword making from all over the world. Written by a distinguished team of experts and scholars, it provides an expert appraisal of the weapons themselves and is rich in historical and background detail. Fully illustrated throughout with photographs and art reproductions, this is a unique survey of a vast body of superb craftsmanship
The Maya book of the dead : the ceramic codex : the corpus of codex style ceramics of the late classic period by Francis Robicsek( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Coe, Michael.

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Coe Michael D.

Coe, Michael Douglas

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Cole, Michael Douglas

MacCurdy, Charles J.

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Michael D. Coe Amerikaans antropoloog

Michael D. Coe archeologo, antropologo e scrittore statunitense

Michael D. Coe US-amerikanischer Anthropologe und Altamerikanist

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コウ, マイケル・D

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MexicoBreaking the Maya codeAtlas of ancient AmericaThe true history of chocolateThe MayaReading the Maya glyphsAngkor and the Khmer civilizationThe Olmec world : ritual and rulership