Popol Vuh (Paperback)
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Short Description for Popol Vuh This is a translation of one of the most important texts in the native languages of the Americas, "Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life". This edition features with newly deciphered hieroglyphics that show the deep roots of the "Popol Vuh" in Mayan culture.
- Published: 07 February 1996
- Format: Paperback 384 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780684818450 ISBN 10: 0684818450
- Sales rank: 169,749
Full description for Popol Vuh
"Popol Vuh, " the Quiche Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. 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 into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century. This new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over forty new illustrations.