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ISBN13: 9780688140694
ISBN10: 0688140696
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In a spellbinding tour de force that "will take its place among the best books on the Maya" (USA Today), readers gain an appreciation of the survival of Mayan beliefs and customs as the authors are welcomed into present-day Mayan homes and allowed to witness sacred crermonies. 40 black-and-white photos; 25 line drawings; 16-page full-color photo insert.

Synopsis:

A Masterful blend of archaeology, anthropology, astronomy, and lively personal reportage, Maya Comos tells a constellation of stories, from the historical to the mythological, and envokes the awesome power of one of the richest civilizations ever to grace the earth.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-523) and index.

About the Author

David Friedel and Linda Schele are the authors of A Forest of Kings (Quill, 1991). David Friedel has been a Maya archaeologist for more than twenty years and is a professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. A well-known authority on Maya writing and art, Linda Schele is the John D. Murchinson Regents Professor in Art at the University of Texas in Austin. Joy Parker has taught writing workshops at Columbia University and New York University. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Worlds apart, joined together : the road of Maya reality — The hearth and the tree : Maya creation — Centering the world — Maya souls — Ensouling the world and raising the tree — Dancing across the abyss : Maya festival and pageant — Flint-shields and battle beasts : the warrior path of kingship — Gaming with the gods : destiny and history in Maya thought.

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diver, January 14, 2012 (view all comments by diver)
excellent book on the mythology/reigion of the Mayas !
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688140694
With:
Parker, Joy
With:
Schele, Linda
With:
Parker, Joy
Author:
Freidel, David
Author:
by David Freidel
Author:
Schele, Linda
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Shamanism
Subject:
Maya philosophy.
Subject:
Shamanism -- Central America.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Tribes
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Quill ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
nr. 26
Publication Date:
19950227
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.36 in 25.68 oz

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Central and South America
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mayas
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Metaphysics » Shamanism

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