Mayapan: The History of the Mayan Capital
- Narrated by: Michael Gilboe
- Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 15-07-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Charles River Editors
Early Mayapán was closely connected to the overshadowing power of the region at the time: the mighty trading city of Chichén Itzá. Mayapán emerged first as a minor settlement in the orbit of Chichén, but it slowly came to replace it after the larger city's trade connections with the Toltecs of Tula crumbled and it suffered a staggering defeat by Mayapán's armies. The building styles and art in their city show both admiring references to the great Chichén Itzá as well as an attempt to position Mayapán as a more orthodox heir of Maya tradition. At the same time, they emulated many features and could not escape the tremendous influences - especially in religion - of Chichén. This is seen in the fact that many of the most important buildings in the new city appear to be small-scale reproductions of ones in Chichén.
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By Ted on 14-10-16
Story informative but narration a disappointment
They could easily have found a narrator who knew basic Spanish pronunciation and how to pronounce Mayan place names. Using this guy was an extraordinary blunder.