By Matthew Restall, Amara Solari
Did the Maya rather expect that the area may lead to December of 2012? If now not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism received such well known charm? during this deeply an expert e-book, best historians of the Maya resolution those questions in a succinct, readable, and obtainable kind. Matthew Restall and Amara Solari introduce, clarify, and eventually demystify the 2012 phenomenon. they start by means of in short studying the facts for the prediction of the world's lead to old Maya texts and photographs, reading accurately what Maya clergymen did and didn't prophesize. The authors then convincingly express how 2012 millenarianism has roots a long way in time and position from Maya cultural traditions, yet in these of medieval and Early sleek Western Europe. Revelatory any myth-busting, whereas ultimate firmly grounded in ancient truth, this interesting booklet can be crucial studying because the countdown to December 21, 2012, starts.
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