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An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

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The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion. Nearly 300 entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts and sacred places to ritual practices such as bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage. In addition, two introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line drawings. Mary Miller and Karl Taube draw on their research in the fast-changing field of Maya studies, and on the latest Mexican discoveries, to produce an authoritative work that will serve as a standard reference for students, scholars, and travelers.

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This is a dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion, which seeks to act as a guide to the labyrinthine symbolic world. Nearly 300 entries describe the main gods and symbols, accompanied by illustrations, while two introductory essays provide accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion.

Synopsis:

The myths and beliefs of the great pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. Yet, until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world.

Synopsis:

Until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to the labyrinthine symbolic world of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The authors draw on their research in the fast-changing field of Maya studies and the latest anthropological discoveries to produce an authoritative workdocumenting nearly 300 entriesthat should serve as a standard reference for students, scholars, and travelers. 260 illustrations.

About the Author

Mary Ellen Miller is the Vincent Scully Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. Her previous books include The Art of Mesoamerica.Karl Taube is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Riverside. Conversant in Yucatec Mayan, Professor Taube has conducted archaeological and ethnographic research in Yucatn, and is a leading scholar of Mesoamerican writing and iconography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500279281
With:
Taube, Karl
Author:
Taube, Karl
Author:
Miller, Mary
Author:
Miller, Mary Ellen
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
Aztecs
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Aztec mythology -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality
Subject:
English language -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Mayas - Religion and mythology - Dictionaries
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Metaphysics-Magic Witchcraft and Paganism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
PBK
Publication Date:
19970417
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photographs and illustrations throughout
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.3 x 0.7 in 1.27 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This is a dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion, which seeks to act as a guide to the labyrinthine symbolic world. Nearly 300 entries describe the main gods and symbols, accompanied by illustrations, while two introductory essays provide accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion.
"Synopsis" by , The myths and beliefs of the great pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. Yet, until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world.
"Synopsis" by , Until now, no single-volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to the labyrinthine symbolic world of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The authors draw on their research in the fast-changing field of Maya studies and the latest anthropological discoveries to produce an authoritative workdocumenting nearly 300 entriesthat should serve as a standard reference for students, scholars, and travelers. 260 illustrations.
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