2012 and the end of the world : the Western roots of the Maya apocalypse /

Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of the Maya answer these questions in a succinct, readable, and accessible style. Matthew Restal...

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Main Author: Restall, Matthew, 1964-
Other Authors: Solari, Amara, 1978-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2011.
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300 |a xi, 147 p. :  |b ill., 1 map ;  |c 23 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 0 |t Introduction: You really can survive --  |t The history of the end of the world : the Maya prediction --  |t They deserve better : the Maya evidence --  |t God is angry : the millenarian mother lode --  |t The Moctezuma factor : the end of the world comes to Mexico --  |t Apocalypto : the millennium comes to the Maya --  |t We are almost there : why people believe. 
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