Book Review: Mayan Civilization – a History From Beginning to End by Hourly History

My introduction to the Maya is a little different to most people’s as I learned of them while reading about the Native American tribes when my curiosity was piqued by playing a computer game called Colonization. 

I read some online articles at the time and learned a passing amount about many of the Native American tribes. That’s what reading this book feels like, finding out little amounts of information that don’t really satisfy. While it is a big improvement on the Celtic Mythology book in this series it’s still very dry and disjointed. There’s also a strangely meandering passage about present day Mayan descendants that just feels irrelevant while what I felt were more interesting aspects such as War, Spanish Conquistadors and Environmental damage caused by this ancient civilization were merely hinted at.
2.5/5

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