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The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom—The Itza

Lecture no. 44 from the course: Maya to Aztec: Ancient Mesoamerica Revealed

The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom—The Itza

Taught by Professor Edwin Barnhart | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

Study the fortunes of the last independent Maya kingdom: the Itza. Isolated in the Petén rainforest between two Spanish-dominated areas, the Itza fiercely defended their domain for almost two centuries after the initial Spanish contact. Discover the stratagem that finally vanquished them in 1697.

48 Lectures

1
Image of The Maya, Aztecs, and Mesoamerica
The Maya, Aztecs, and Mesoamerica
0 of 31 min
2
Image of Olmec Civilization Emerges
Olmec Civilization Emerges
0 of 31 min
3
Image of Olmec Art as the Mother Culture
Olmec Art as the Mother Culture
0 of 27 min
4
Image of Olmec Contemporaries
Olmec Contemporaries
0 of 32 min
5
Image of Mesoamerican Plants, Cuisine, and Medicine
Mesoamerican Plants, Cuisine, and Medicine
0 of 33 min
6
Image of Early Highland Maya—Izapa to Kaminaljuyu
Early Highland Maya—Izapa to Kaminaljuyu
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Preclassic Maya Lowlands—El Mirador
Preclassic Maya Lowlands—El Mirador
0 of 29 min
8
Image of The Popol Vuh—Creation and Hero Twins
The Popol Vuh—Creation and Hero Twins
0 of 32 min
9
Image of The Great City of Teotihuacan
The Great City of Teotihuacan
0 of 28 min
10
Image of How the Maya Mastered Mathematics
How the Maya Mastered Mathematics
0 of 30 min
11
Image of The World’s Most Elaborate Calendar
The World’s Most Elaborate Calendar
0 of 32 min
12
Image of Tikal—Aspiring Capital of the Maya World
Tikal—Aspiring Capital of the Maya World
0 of 30 min
13
Image of Maya Hieroglyphs—Breaking the Code
Maya Hieroglyphs—Breaking the Code
0 of 32 min
14
Image of Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations
Maya Astronomy and Building Orientations
0 of 32 min
15
Image of The Dresden Codex
The Dresden Codex
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Palenque—Jewel in the West
Palenque—Jewel in the West
0 of 31 min
17
Image of Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture
Sacred Geometry in Art and Architecture
0 of 30 min
18
Image of Illuminating Works of Maya Art
Illuminating Works of Maya Art
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Copan—Jungle Dynasty of the East
Copan—Jungle Dynasty of the East
0 of 32 min
20
Image of Calakmul—The Mighty Snake Kingdom
Calakmul—The Mighty Snake Kingdom
0 of 31 min
21
Image of The Mesoamerican Ball Game
The Mesoamerican Ball Game
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Enigmatic West Mexico and Shaft Tombs
Enigmatic West Mexico and Shaft Tombs
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Classic Maya Collapse—Cities Abandoned!
Classic Maya Collapse—Cities Abandoned!
0 of 27 min
24
Image of New Cities of the Terminal Classic—Uxmal
New Cities of the Terminal Classic—Uxmal
0 of 28 min
25
Image of Monte Alban and Zapotec Rule over Oaxaca
Monte Alban and Zapotec Rule over Oaxaca
0 of 30 min
26
Image of The Mixtec Rise—Gold and Epic Stories
The Mixtec Rise—Gold and Epic Stories
0 of 29 min
27
Image of The Great Pyramid of Cholula and El Tajin
The Great Pyramid of Cholula and El Tajin
0 of 28 min
28
Image of Cacaxtla Murals and Xochicalco
Cacaxtla Murals and Xochicalco
0 of 30 min
29
Image of The Toltecs—Role Models or Myth?
The Toltecs—Role Models or Myth?
0 of 31 min
30
Image of Chichen Itza—Maya Capital of the Yucatán
Chichen Itza—Maya Capital of the Yucatán
0 of 31 min
31
Image of League of Mayapan—Maya New World Order
League of Mayapan—Maya New World Order
0 of 27 min
32
Image of Mesoamerican Religion
Mesoamerican Religion
0 of 31 min
33
Image of Aztec Origins—Arrival and Rise of the Mexica
Aztec Origins—Arrival and Rise of the Mexica
0 of 27 min
34
Image of The Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan
The Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan
0 of 30 min
35
Image of Life in the Aztec World
Life in the Aztec World
0 of 31 min
36
Image of How the Aztecs Expanded Their Empire
How the Aztecs Expanded Their Empire
0 of 29 min
37
Image of Independent Tarascans—Desert Warriors
Independent Tarascans—Desert Warriors
0 of 29 min
38
Image of Paquime—Northernmost Mesoamerican City?
Paquime—Northernmost Mesoamerican City?
0 of 31 min
39
Image of Illuminating Works of Aztec Art
Illuminating Works of Aztec Art
0 of 27 min
40
Image of Tulum—Aztecs at the Ancient Maya Port City
Tulum—Aztecs at the Ancient Maya Port City
0 of 30 min
41
Image of First Contact with Europe in Mesoamerica
First Contact with Europe in Mesoamerica
0 of 27 min
42
Image of The Siege of Tenochtitlan
The Siege of Tenochtitlan
0 of 33 min
43
Image of Conquest of the Maya and Landa’s Legacy
Conquest of the Maya and Landa’s Legacy
0 of 31 min
44
Image of The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom—The Itza
The Fall of the Last Maya Kingdom—The Itza
0 of 29 min
45
Image of The Caste Wars of Yucatán
The Caste Wars of Yucatán
0 of 30 min
46
Image of Echoes of the Past in Mexico
Echoes of the Past in Mexico
0 of 29 min
47
Image of Maya Survival and Revival
Maya Survival and Revival
0 of 28 min
48
Image of Frontiers of Mesoamerican Archeology
Frontiers of Mesoamerican Archeology
0 of 35 min

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