The Yucatan Before and After Conquest

The Yucatan Before and After Conquest

Paperback Native American (Paperback) Language: English / Spanish

By (author) Diego De Landa, Translated by W. Gates

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  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Language: English / Spanish
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 206mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 16 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0486236226
  • ISBN 13: 9780486236223
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New ed of 1937 ed
  • Illustrations note: Ill.4M.
  • Sales rank: 456,892

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"These people also used certain characters or letters, with which they wrote in their books about the antiquities and their sciences...We found a great number of books in these letters, and since they contained nothing but superstitions and falsehoods of the devil we burned them all, which they took most grievously, and which gave them great pain."

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Only significant account done of Yucatan In post-Conquest era. Describes geography and natural history of the peninsula, gives brief history of Mayan life, discusses Spanish conquest and its effects and provides a long summary of Maya civilization.