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Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh Author Dennis Tedlock
ISBN-10 9780684818450
Release 1996
Pages 388
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One of the most extraordinary works of the human imagination and the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, Popul Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life was first made accessible to the public 10 years ago. This new edition retains the quality of the original translation, has been enriched, and includes 20 new illustrations, maps, drawings, and photos.



Popol Vuh

Popol Vuh Author Victor Montejo
ISBN-10 0888999216
Release 2009-02-23
Pages 85
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Retells the stories from the mythology of the K'iche' Indians which were written down and preserved after the Spanish conquest of Guatemala. Reprint.



In the Language of Kings

In the Language of Kings Author Miguel Leon-Portilla
ISBN-10 0393324079
Release 2002-09-01
Pages 752
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The first anthology in any language to represent the full trajectory of this remarkable literature.



Trees of Paradise and Pillars of the World

Trees of Paradise and Pillars of the World Author Elizabeth A. Newsome
ISBN-10 0292755724
Release 2001-09-15
Pages 272
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"Based on a thorough analysis of the imagery and inscriptions of seven stelae erected in the Great Plaza at Copan, Honduras, by the Classic Period ruler 18-Rabbit-God K, this study argues that stelae were erected not only to support a ruler's temporal claims to power but more importantly to express the fundamental connection in Maya worldview between rulership and the cosmology inherent in their vision of cyclical time. After an overview of the archaeology and history of Copan and the reign and monuments of 18-Rabbit-God K, Elizabeth Newsome interprets the iconography and inscriptions on the stelae, illustrating the way they fulfilled a coordinated vision of the king's ceremonial role in Copan's period-ending rites. She also links their imagery to key Maya concepts about the origin of the universe, expressed in the cosmologies and mythic lore of ancient and living Maya peoples." "Because previous scholarship has never assigned all seven monuments to a single period or the patronage of one ruler, the uniqueness of Newsome's study lies in the way it explicates the overall meaning and function of the stela series with respect to the long-term activities and agendas of one king."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



The Leiden Tradition in Structural Anthropology

The Leiden Tradition in Structural Anthropology Author Rob de Ridder
ISBN-10 9004085173
Release 1987
Pages 269
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Specters of Conquest

Specters of Conquest Author Adam Lifshey
ISBN-10 9780823232383
Release 2010
Pages 182
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The book concludes by proposing that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the great American novel. --



Mesoamerican Mythology

Mesoamerican Mythology Author Kay Almere Read
ISBN-10 9780195149098
Release 2002-06-13
Pages 335
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An excellent resource, Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology introduces readers to the mythology of Mexico and Central America. Its chief focus is on Mexican Highland and Maya areas, as they were, and are, of utmost importance to Mesoamerican history. An extensive and edifying introduction defines the nature of myth, the Mesoamericans as a people, and the cultural worldview that informed Mesoamerican mythology. The Handbook presents historical and mythological timelines, with each time period and cultural group fully defined. Also featured is a quick geographical and historical survey of Mesoamerica from the Paleoindian Era to the present, as well as a discussion of some of the challenges and possibilities that structure Mesoamerican studies. Moreover, an extensive reference list and a glossary of cultural and mythological terms are included, and pronunciation guides are given throughout. With an annotated bibliography that ranges from film to websites, fiction to poetry, and from introductory to scholarly works, the book is an all-embracing portal to its subject.



Maya Cosmos

Maya Cosmos Author David Freidel
ISBN-10 0688140696
Release 1995-02-27
Pages 544
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A Masterful blend of archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, and lively personal reportage, Maya Comos tells a constellation of stories, from the historical to the mythological, and envokes the awesome power of one of the richest civilizations ever to grace the earth.



The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel

The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel Author Juan José Hoíl
ISBN-10 UOM:39015064833323
Release 1967
Pages 229
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Men of Maize

Men of Maize Author Miguel Angel Asturias
ISBN-10 0822955148
Release 1988
Pages 466
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Tales of the plumed serpent

Tales of the plumed serpent Author Diana Ferguson
ISBN-10 1855858231
Release 2000
Pages 160
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"Fascinated by the history and cultures of three highly developed ancient societies--the Mayans, followed by the Aztecs in Mesoamerica and the Incas farther south--Ferguson examines their artifacts and those of the Spanish conquistadors, in relation to the traditions preserved today by their many descendants...Part anthropological study, part history and part folklore... distills a huge amount of information to present a clear, uncluttered and rich resource."--Publishers Weekly. "Fun, inspiring, educational, and all in all, a great read."--The New Times.



Jaguar Wisdom

Jaguar Wisdom Author Kenneth Johnson
ISBN-10 1567183727
Release 1997
Pages 250
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The Mayan people and their Sacred Calendar continue to be a subject of fascination. "Jaguar Wisdom" presents an accessible introduction to the spiritual teachings and practices of the ancient and contemporary Mayan people. Since the Sacred Calendar remains the foundation of the Mayan spiritual tradition, "Jaguar Wisdom" introduces its complete magical system including correspondences, ritual astrology, and divination. Illustrations, glossary, bibliography, & index.



Codex Telleriano Remensis

Codex Telleriano Remensis Author Eloise Quiñones Keber
ISBN-10 0292769016
Release 1995
Pages 365
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"In this magnificently illustrated work with a facsimile reproduction of the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, Eloise Quiones Keber has presented an invaluable first-time publication of the entire codex along with an extensive scholarly commentary, sixteenth-century Spanish annotations, and an English translation of its texts.... This volume is highly recommended as an important acquisition for any research library on colonial Mexican history." —Colonial Latin American Historical Review As one of the finest surviving examples of the art of Aztec manuscript painting, the Codex Telleriano-Remensis provides invaluable information about the core of Aztec culture. In this landmark publication, Eloise Quiones Keber presents the first photographic color facsimile of the entire codex, accompanied by the most extensive commentary ever undertaken on its abundant images and Spanish annotations and the first English translation of its texts. Produced in sixteenth-century colonial Mexico, the codex consists of a ceremonial calendar of the "months" of the year, a divinatory almanac featuring the deities that determined the fates of the days, and a history of the Aztecs from their legendary migration in the twelfth century through the first decades of Spanish occupation. Dr. Quiones Keber's commentary offers new data and hypotheses regarding the physical features of the manuscript, its origins, dating, authorship, prototypes, Spanish influence, and relationship to its partial cognate, the Codex Vaticanus A. Now owned by the Bibliothque Nationale of Paris, the Codex Telleriano-Remensis offers a rare visual example of the cultural encounter between the "old" and "new" worlds as European practices mingled with indigenous traditions to produce an expression unique to its time and place. It is thus a key document for understanding not only ancient Mexico and New Spain but also the processes of cultural persistence and accommodation that shaped them both.



A Forest of Kings

A Forest of Kings Author David Freidel
ISBN-10 0688112048
Release 1992-01-24
Pages 544
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The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David Freidel, make this history available in all its detail. A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Here the great historic rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing. At its height, Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield-Jaguar, who ruled for more than sixty years, expanding his kingdom and building some of the most impressive works of architecture in the ancient world. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, the Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous, aggressive city-states. Hailed as "a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization" (Brian M. Fagan, author of People of the Earth), A Forest of Kings is "a must for interested readers," says Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University.



The Codex Borgia

The Codex Borgia Author Gisele Díaz
ISBN-10 9780486155210
Release 2013-01-23
Pages 112
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First republication of remarkable repainting of great Mexican codex, dated to ca. AD 1400. 76 large full-color plates show gods, kings, warriors, mythical creatures, and abstract designs. Introduction.



Continuity and Change in Text and Image at Chich n Itz Yucat n Mexico

Continuity and Change in Text and Image at Chich  n Itz    Yucat  n  Mexico Author Erik Boot
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173017106408
Release 2005
Pages 579
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Specters of America

Specters of America Author Adam Michael Lifshey
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3487152
Release 2003
Pages 690
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