The Mayan civilization was not one unified empire, but rather a multitude of separate entities with a common cultural background.Similar to the Greeks, they were religiously and artistically a nation, but politically sovereign states.The children of the common people were trained only in the occupation of their parents, but those of the nobility were highly educated, under the care of the priests, in writing, music, history, war, and religion. mz chatter box, 08/02:collin i mean in da last advice r you saying i should tell him dat i like him . chatter box , 06/02: COLLIN so you r saying dat i should tell dat gut dat i like him For the very first advice dat you gave me what bout it that guy is the one who broke up wit me is it still da same advice Collin(love doctor), 06/02:chatterbox, you shouldn't b trying to figure out if this guy still likes you or not. If you truely like this guy and want 2 b with him then confront him and tell him, im sure he'll understand, but if you cant afford losing your bf... Mindy Sue, 19/09:um i needed to know about the "government and society" but i coul not find anything by just scanning and there is no ay im gonna read the whole thing, sr jack a lot, 14/09:good website..i like it BOB, 13/09: Good website i ofund out a lot about rome. And what about the age of marrying between 13 and older? Unknown, 16/11:did you have to ask to get married?? ) only fo the ladys, 15/11:say cheese fast 2 times!!! ian, 07/11:hi i think you need more info on the mayan's economy. The daughters of nobles were strictly secluded, and the older boys in each village lived and slept apart in a public building. 2 collin for da last adcice r un saying i should tell da guy dat i like him Collin(love doctor), 08/02:im confused, explain that one more time please. then trying 2 figure out whether or not this guy likes you is not a just cause. chatter box , 05/02:2: COLLIN 1 more problem well there is thiz guy who told me he liked me but i waz going out wit someone else then after i satrted 2 like him how do i noe if he still likes me THANX FOR ALL THE ADVICE Collin(love doctor), 05/02:mz chatterbox, im sorry but my advice wont b warm and comforting. My boy friends name is Kunal, he is awsome he said to me once.... it was very helpful thanks for the info on china Alex, 06/09: Alot of good information here on the Maya but there is alot of bad comments that have nothing to do with the website. ps- your info is great i have serched everywhere for this kind of stuff and i finnaly found it here. and next time put some in biatch.=) Angus, 03/11: Thankyou for saving my arse! On public occasions the king appeared dressed in flowing white robes, decorated with gold and precious stones, wearing on his head a golden circlet decorated with the beautiful quetzal plumes reserved for royalty, and borne upon a canopied palanquin.The provincial governors were nobles of the four royal families, and were supreme within their own governments.Between the ruling class and the farmer/laborer, there must have been an educated nobility who were scribes, artists and architects.
Culturally the area is divided into three sections: the northern, central and southern regions.
The plebeians were farmers, artisans, or merchants; they paid taxes and military service, and each had his interest in the common land as well as his individual portion, which descended in the family and could not be alienated. david , 01/05: This has good info amanda, 27/04:i like the site but you should get more info on the Mayans Bill, 27/04:need more on food, otherwise ok KB05, 04/02:decent...gov't a bit bigger then others but fine nastassia, 02/02:hey i got a little info. rtaocbhy, 16/01:you need more info on mayan RULERS not GODS!!! in the first paragraph og "mayan government", there is one..the end!
Slaves also existed, the slaves being chiefly prisoners of war and their children, the latter of whom could become freemen by putting a new piece of unoccupied ground under cultivation. Unknown, 06/06: Thanks but need to know if religion was important in their life! but you should really get more on the rulers and not the gods. ivona tinkle, 30/05:need more on the maya rulers otherwise very good Keenan, 26/05:this site is very good for information about mayan society and cicilzations. thank you ELLE, 31/01: I think you should write about the famous leaders that the Mayans followed.
The most important tribes or nations, after the Maya proper, were the Quiche and Cakchiquel of Guatemala.
All the tribes of this stock were of high culture, the Mayan civilization being the most advanced and probably the most ancient, in aboriginal North America.
The rulers of towns and villages formed a lower order of nobility, not of royal blood.