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    Description"The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing" is an important story of intellectual discovery and a tale of code breaking comparable to the interpreting of Egyptian hieroglyphs and the decoding of cuneiform. Using classic articles taken from publications unavailable to most readers, accounts by Spaniards who witnessed the writing of the glyphs and research by twentieth-century scholars--from Tatiana Proskouriakoff to Michael Coe--this book provides a history of the interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs. Introductory essays offer the historical context and describe the personalities and theories of the many authors who contributed to the understanding of these ancient glyphs.More than two hundred line drawings illustrate the text and serve as an introduction to decipherment. This landmark work in Maya studies is the first book to examine the centuries of thought behind the decoding of Maya hieroglyphs.


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    Title
    Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S.D. Houston
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 576
    Width: 181 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,304 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806132044
    ISBN 10: 0806132043
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: CFL
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/LATAME
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS024000
    B&T Approval Code: A17782400
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2JNM
    BISAC V2.8: LAN023000
    B&T Approval Code: A22820000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 497.415211
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 497.41511
    LC classification: F1435.3
    DC22: 497/.41511
    LC classification: F1435.3.W75 D39 2001
    Thema V1.0: CFL
    Publisher
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    31 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Oklahoma