Popol vuh : the definitive edition of the Mayan book of the dawn of life and the glories of gods and kings (Book, 1985) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Popol vuh : the definitive edition of the Mayan book of the dawn of life and the glories of gods and kings

Author: Dennis Tedlock
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Popol Vuh, the Quiche Mayan book of creation, is one of the extraordinary documents of the human imagination and the most important text in the native languages of the Americas. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiche kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Popol vuh. English.
Popol vuh.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1985
(OCoLC)558165945
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Tedlock
ISBN: 067145241X 9780671452414 0671617710 9780671617714
Language Note: Translated from the Quiché.
OCLC Number: 11467786
Notes: Translated from the Quiché.
Description: 380 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: This is the beginning of the ancient word --
This is the account --
How they planned the animals of the mountains.
Other Titles: Popol vuh.
Responsibility: translated by Dennis Tedlock, with commentary based on the ancient knowledge of the modern Quiché Maya.

Abstract:

"The Popol Vuh, the Quiche Mayan book of creation, is one of the extraordinary documents of the human imagination and the most important text in the native languages of the Americas. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiche kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed in the Spanish alphabet in the sixteenth century. This is the first unabridged English edition of the work, in Dennis Tedlock's widley prasied translation, with a full introduction and commentaries on the text." From the bookjacket.
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