Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiche Maya

Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Ancient Quiche Maya

by Delia Goetz
     
 


This is the first complete version in English of the "Book of the People" of the Quiche Maya, the most powerful nation of the Guatemalan highlands in pre-Conquest times and a branch of the ancient Maya, whose remarkable civilization in pre-Columbian America is in many ways comparable to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. Generally regarded… See more details below

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This is the first complete version in English of the "Book of the People" of the Quiche Maya, the most powerful nation of the Guatemalan highlands in pre-Conquest times and a branch of the ancient Maya, whose remarkable civilization in pre-Columbian America is in many ways comparable to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean. Generally regarded as America's oldest book, the Popol Vuh, in fact, corresponds to our Christian Bible, and it is, moreover, the most important of the five pieces of the great library treasures of the Maya that survived the Spanish Conquest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806102054
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/28/1991
Series:
Civilization of the American Indian Series
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.07(d)

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