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    The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume Two: The Codical Texts (Civilization of the American Indian (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Prof Martha J Macri, By (author) Gabrielle Vail, Illustrated by Prof Martha J Macri

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    DescriptionThis long-awaited resource complements its companion volume on Classic Period monumental inscriptions. Authors Martha J. Macri and Gabrielle Vail provide a comprehensive listing of graphemes found in the Dresden, Madrid, and Paris codices, 40 percent of which are unique to these painted manuscripts, and discuss current and past interpretations of these graphemes."The New Catalog" uses an original coding system developed for the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project. The new three-digit codes group the graphemes according to their visual, rather than functional, characteristics to allow readers to see distinctions between similar signs. Each entry contains the grapheme's "New Catalog" code, an image, the corresponding Thompson number, proposed syllabic and logographic values, calendrical significance, and bibliographical citations. Appendices and an index of signs from both volumes contain images of all graphemes and variants ordered by code, allowing readers to search for graphemes by visual form or by their proposed logographic and phonetic values.Together the two volumes of the "New Catalog " represent the most significant updating of the sign lists for the Maya script proposed in half a century. They provide a cutting-edge reference tool critical to the research of Mesoamericanists in the fields of archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, and linguistics, and a valuable resource to scholars specializing in comparative studies of writing systems and related disciplines.

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    The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volume Two
    The Codical Texts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Prof Martha J Macri, By (author) Gabrielle Vail, Illustrated by Prof Martha J Macri
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 308
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    ISBN 13: 9780806140711
    ISBN 10: 0806140712

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    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS024000, FOR033000
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    LC subject heading:
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    Thema V1.0: NK, NHTB, NHK, JBSL11, CFF, CFLA
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, maps, figures
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Imprint name
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Publication date
    30 December 2009
    Review quote
    "There is no doubt that a modern glyph catalog is overdue, if only to bring to the printed page the latest thinking on how these [hieroglyphic] graphemes are to be read. . . . A major contribution to the field."