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Breaking the Maya code

Author: Michael D Coe
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the struggle to decipher the Mayan language, describing the conflicting approaches and explaining what Mayan inscriptions reveal about their culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Coe
ISBN: 9780500289556 0500289557
OCLC Number: 755071785
Description: 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue --
1. The word made visible --
2. Lords of the forest --
3. A jungle civilization rediscovered --
4. Forefathers: the dawn of decipherment --
5. The age of [John Eric Sidney] Thompson --
6. A new wind from the East --
The age of [Tatiana] Proskouriakoff: the Maya enter history --
8. Pakal's people --
9. Down into Xibalbá --
10. A new dawn --
11. A look backward, a view forward --
Envoi --
Appendix A: Proskourieff's "Suggested order of discussion" --
Appendix B: The Maya syllabic chart.
Responsibility: Michael D. Coe.

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Presents the inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time - the great decipherment of an ancient Maya script revised with the advanced developments. This title features 113  Read more...

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A great story told clearly and passionately by a great Mayanist. As good an introduction to the world of the Maya, and of Maya scholars, as one is likely to get. Portrays a Maya culture obsessed with Read more...

 
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