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    DescriptionDecipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts whether inscribed on monuments, written in the codices, or painted or incised on ceramics can now be read with confidence. In this practical guide, first published in 2001, Michael D. Coe, the noted Mayanist, and Mark Van Stone, an accomplished calligrapher, have made the difficult, often mysterious script accessible to the nonspecialist. They decipher real Maya texts, and the transcriptions include a picture of the glyph, the pronunciation, the Maya words in Roman type, and the translation into English. For the second edition, the authors have taken the latest research and breakthroughs into account, adding glyphs, updating captions, and reinterpreting or expanding upon earlier decipherments. After an introductory discussion of Maya culture and history and the nature of the Maya script, the authors introduce the glyphs in a series of chapters that elaborate on topics such as the intricate calendar, warfare, royal lives and rituals, politics, dynastic names, ceramics, relationships, and the supernatural world. The book includes illustrations of historic texts, a syllabary, a lexicon, and translation exercises.

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    Reading the Maya Glyphs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Stone, By (author) Michael D Coe, By (author) Mark Van Stone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 449 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500285534
    ISBN 10: 0500285535

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A17010200, A20700000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FOR031000
    DC22: 497.42
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 497/.42
    LC classification: F1435.3.W75 C64 2005
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 497.42
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Thames & Hudson
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson
    Publication date
    17 June 2005
    Review quote
    "Succeeds all fronts, featuring clear detailed, color contrasted drawings and numerous photographs and exercises."