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Time and reality in the thought of the Maya /
Time and reality in the thought of the Maya

Author: by Miguel Le�on-Portilla ; foreword by Sir J. Eric S. Thompson ; appendices by Alfonso Villa Rojas and Miguel Le�on-Portilla ; translated by Charles L. Boil�es, Fernando Horcasitas, and the Author. ; Miguel León Portilla
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1988.
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 190.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd ed., enlView all editions and formats
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In this second English-language edition of one of his most notable works, Miguel Leon-Portilla explores the Maya Indians' remarkable concepts of time. At the book's first appearance Evon Z. Vogt, Curator of Middle American Ethnology in Harvard University, predicted that it would become -a classic in anthropology, - a prediction borne out by the continuing critical attention given to it by leading scholars.Like no  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: by Miguel Le�on-Portilla ; foreword by Sir J. Eric S. Thompson ; appendices by Alfonso Villa Rojas and Miguel Le�on-Portilla ; translated by Charles L. Boil�es, Fernando Horcasitas, and the Author. ; Miguel León Portilla
ISBN: 0806121289 9780806121284 0806123087 9780806123080
OCLC Number: 18049189
Language Note: Translation of: Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento Maya.
Notes: Translation of: Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento maya. With new pref., bibliography, and appendices.
Description: xxii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Sir Eric S. Thompson. --
The Maya concern with chronology. --
Maya symbols and expressions of time. --
Time as an attribute of the gods. --
Time and space. --
Man in the universe of Kinh. --
Appendix A: The concepts of space and time among the contemporary Maya / by Alfonso Villa Rojas. --
Appendix B: Recent contributions on the theme of this book.
Series Title: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 190.
Other Titles: Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento maya.
Responsibility: by Miguel León-Portilla ; foreword by Sir J. Eric S. Thompson ; appendices by Alfonso Villa Rojas and Miguel León-Portilla ; translated by Charles L. Boilès, Fernando Horcasitas, and the Author.

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In this second English-language edition of one of his most notable works, Miguel Leon-Portilla explores the Maya Indians' remarkable concepts of time. At the book's first appearance Evon Z. Vogt, Curator of Middle American Ethnology in Harvard University, predicted that it would become -a classic in anthropology, - a prediction borne out by the continuing critical attention given to it by leading scholars.Like no other people in history, the ancient Maya were obsessed by the study of time. Their sages framed its cycles with tireless exactitude. Yet their preoccupation with time was not limited to calendrics; it was a central trait in their evolving culture.In this absorbing work Leon-Portilla probes the question, What did time really mean for the ancient Maya in terms of their mythology, religious thought, worldview, and everyday life? In his analysis of key Maya texts and computations, he reveals one of the most elaborate attempts of the human mind to penetrate the secrets of existence.

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