The Order of Days: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Maya

The Order of Days: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Maya


By (author) David Stuart

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  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 23mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 27 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385527276
  • ISBN 13: 9780385527279
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports
  • Sales rank: 1,116,628

Product description

David Stuart debunks myths about the Mayan calendar & the end of the world, showing how this achievement of timekeeping & worldview was a genuine triumph for an ancient civilization.

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Author information

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.

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"More than a rebuttal of the apocalypse-pushers, "The Order of Days" is a broader (and more interesting) consideration of the role that time played in Maya culture.... An authoritative study of an fascinating and timely topic. And not to worry if your reading takes you beyond next Dec. 21." -"The Wall Street Journal" "From the Hardcover edition."