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2000 years of Mayan literature

Author: Dennis Tedlock
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A chronological survey of Mayan literature, covering two thousand years, from the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions to later works using the Roman alphabet.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Translations into English
Named Person: Maya
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Tedlock
ISBN: 9780520232211 0520232216 9780520271371 0520271378
OCLC Number: 300463253
Language Note: Includes parallel Mayan and English text.
Description: xi, 465 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Learning to read --
Early Mayan writing --
The skilled observer from Maxam --
From the time of gods to the time of lords --
Cormorant and her three sons --
Temple of the Sun-eyed shield --
Temple of the Tree of yellow corn --
Lady Shark fin and the evening star --
The rattlesnakes of the City of three stones --
Drawing and designing with words --
Graffiti --
The question of the beginning and end of time --
The mouth of the well of the Itza --
Writing on the pages of books --
Signs of the times --
Moon woman meets the stars --
The power of the great star --
Thunderstorm --
Diagrams of the days --
The alphabet arrives in the Lowlands --
The books of Chilam Balam --
Understanding the language of Suyua --
Song of the birth of the twenty days --
Conversations with madness --
The alphabet arrives in the Highlands --
A way to see the dawn of life --
Blood moon becomes a trickster --
The death of death --
The human work, the human design --
We saw it all, oh my sons --
The count of days --
Man of Rabinal --
Other Titles: Two thousand years of Mayan literature
Responsibility: Dennis Tedlock ; with new translations and interpretations by the author.


Offers an illustrated survey of Mayan literature, from the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions to the works of later writers using the Roman alphabet. This book considers the texts chronologically. It  Read more...


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"Imaginatively written, superbly illustrated, beautifully produced and, above all, highly authoritative... For those seriously interested in Mayan writing, the book is a must-buy." -- Andrew Robinson Read more...

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