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Mayan Script: A Civilization and its Writing

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Book News Annotation:

A handbook, for general readers as well as specialists, to the symbolic written characters of the ancient Maya people of Mexico. It not only translates the meanings of about 200 glyphs but also provides insight into Mayan life, gods, and rituals. The glyphs—taken from carved stone reliefs, ceremonial artifacts, and rare codices<-- >portray royalty, heroes, animals, customs such as burial practices, and abstract concepts. The work includes drawings of the glyphs (some of them ideograms and others phonetic signs), illustrations from Spanish codices, examples of Maya sculpture and painting, and a chapter on writing systems throughout the New World. The author is an Italian scholar of pre-Columbian civilizations.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780789206534
Subtitle:
(a civilization and its writing )
Author:
Longhena, Maria
Publisher:
Abbeville Press, Inc.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Writing
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Mayan languages
Subject:
Inscriptions, Mayan.
Subject:
Maya.
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
ENGLISH
Series Volume:
no. 609
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180 p.
Dimensions:
9.56x6.66x.90 in. 1.52 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Ancient and Prehistoric
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mayas

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