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    Description"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.


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    Title
    Popol Vuh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dennis Tedlock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 534 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684818450
    ISBN 10: 0684818450
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    B&T Approval Code: A33660000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC021000
    B&T Approval Code: A13380000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLC
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    DC22: 299/.784
    DC20: 299.784
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    LC classification: F1465.P813
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    LC classification: F1465 .P813 1996
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    b&w photographs, line drawings, maps
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    07 February 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dennis Tedlock is McNulty Professor of English and Research Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the coeditor of "American Anthropologist" and the author of several books.
    Review quote
    Vine Deloria, Jr. author of "Custer Died for Your Sins" Tedlock's translation is sensitive, precise, and illuminating. It will greatly help the "Popol Vuh" achieve its rightful place as a masterpiece of religious writing, familiar to all those who seek a message that transcends ordinary concerns.
    Back cover copy
    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.