Breaking the Maya Code Revised / Edition 1

Breaking the Maya Code Revised / Edition 1

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by Michael D. Coe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0500281335

ISBN-13: 2900500281337

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

The inside story of one of the great intellectual breakthroughs of our time--the last great decipherment of an ancient script--now revised and updated  See more details below

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The inside story of one of the great intellectual breakthroughs of our time--the last great decipherment of an ancient script--now revised and updated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900500281337
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
304

Table of Contents

Preface7
Prologue9
1The Word Made Visible13
2Lords of the Forest47
3A Jungle Civilization Rediscovered73
4Forefathers: The Dawn of Decipherment99
5The Age of Thompson123
6A New Wind from the East145
7The Age of Proskouriakoff: The Maya Enter History167
8Pacal's People193
9Down into Xibalba218
10A New Dawn231
11A Look Backward, A View Forward259
Epilogue275
Postscript, 1999276
Appendix AProskouriakoff's "Suggested Order of Discussion"278
Appendix BThe Maya Syllabic Chart280
Notes282
Glossary288
Sources of Illustrations290
Further Reading and Bibliography292
Index301

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Breaking the Maya Code Revised 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guatemalian More than 1 year ago
Must have for those wanting to learn about the Mayan Code. My parents are from Guatemala and I have always been interested in learning about the Mayan history. Very Good.
thedon963 More than 1 year ago
Before reading "Breaking the Maya Code" I had a mild interest in Meso-American culture. I did not know what a mayanist was; after reading it my interest skyrocketed. This book truly shows you a lost civilization through thier eyes and words. Their words are written in such an artistic and archaic form that they captivate the mind. This story is more the tale of the men and women who saw these glyphs and became obssessed with learning the meaning of them.Mayanists, not just scientists but drifters, artists, and enthusiasts, all made great contributions over time and finally broke the mayan code. They can now read ninety percent of the glyphs. It is one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the twentieth century,and we can now learn the history of this lost civilization. I also purchased another of Michael D. Coe's books that teaches you to read and write in Mayan. This book made me a mayanist.