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The Order of Days: The Mayan World and the Truth about 2012by David Stuart
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A leading expert on Mayan culture presents an analysis of doomsday prophecies about 2012 while refuting common myths and explaining what hysteria-based interpretations of the end of the Mayan calendar reveal about today's world.
The world's foremost expert on Mayan culture takes a hard look at the frenzy over 2012 and offers a fascinating (and accurate) trip through Mayan culture and belief.
About the Author
David Stuart is a Mayanist scholar and professor of Mesoamerican art and writing at the University of Texas at Austin. He began deciphering Mayan hieroglyphs at the age of eight, under the tutelage of Linda Schele. He has made major contributions in the field of epigraphy, particularly related to the decipherment of the Mayan script used by the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization of Mesoamerica.
Table of Contents
The Itza prophecy — Mesoamerican times — Finding order — The essence of space — Ideas of the day — Long counting — Beginnings and endings — The deepest time — Kings of time — Seeing stars.
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