The Yucatan Before and After Conquest

The Yucatan Before and After Conquest

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


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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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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 134.62 x 205.74 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • 16 May 2012
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York
  • English, Spanish
  • New edition
  • New ed of 1937 ed
  • Ill.4M.
  • 0486236226
  • 9780486236223
  • 475,213

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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.

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