Thursday, June 29, 2017

Review: Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End by Hourly History

Title: Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End by Hourly History
Publication: September 25th 2016 by Hourly History

Genre: Nonfiction ~ History
Purchase (free everywhere): Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
Rating: 4/5

Mayan History

Making sense of our universe...It's an age-old practice that transcends cultures and generations. From our vantage point, the larger than life Maya civilization grappled with the urge in a grand scale. Join us as we take a voyage to understand the ways of the Maya.

Inside you will read about...

✓ Who Made Contact? Early Explorers and their Impact
✓ How the Maya Wanted to Be Represented - History Written by the Victors
✓ Different Periods of Maya History
✓ Larger Than Life
✓ New Findings

We'll learn what they held as sacred, how the sacred manifested itself in their lives, and about efforts to accurately portray them, despite romanticized versions. This eBook provides a deeper look at their pre-Columbian battling dynasties and their highly-structured approach to religion, science and society, as we explore their glories and misfortunes.

The Mayan civilization is one of my favorite things to read about. I've always been super intrigued by the Maya and their whole society. So it's not a surprise that I ended up really enjoying this book.

This was a really great book if you want to learn more about the Mayan civilization. It was informative and with 61 pages it can be read so fast. The new findings especially were very interesting to me. I also loved learning about the connection with Charles Lindbergh and Edgar Allan Poe. I didn't know that before this book.

There's also so much more to learn about the Maya. If the invaders hadn't destroyed so many Mayan artifacts we'd know and understand their culture so much more. But new discoveries can always be made, of course. We can only hope.

Overall, Mayan Civilization: A History From Beginning to End was another great Hourly History book that I enjoyed immensely. As usual with these books, I would highly recommend this one as well.

More Hourly History reviews to come soon!


  1. It's awful how much of this was lost to history isn't it? What an amazing civilisation this was.

    1. Yes! So much was destroyed, it's crazy to think about.

  2. I don't read nearly enough non-fiction. I'm glad to see you enjoyed this. I never had much interest in history until I took a World Civilization class in college. My professor was so excited about it that I couldn't help but be, too.

    1. That sounds so nice! I've always been interested in history. I was the kid who would borrow nonfiction books when we would go to the library with our class. xD

  3. You're on a roll with these history books!

    1. You noticed that, huh? Basically I've been reading these since last weekend. I'm determined to read all the free ones I've gotten. Loving it!

  4. I had to study the Mayans for a unit in history about Mexico. Although we did go into quite a lot of detail I am sure there is more for me to learn still!


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