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“This edition should take its rightful place as the standard translation of this important text for many years to come. Just as Brenton learned to love and appreciate the text as one of the few precious fragments of a once thriving tradition of Maya dance-dramas, this new translation helps us to appreciate, albeit as outsiders, a people's cherished cultural heritage."
—Allen J. Christenson, The Americas
"Breton's study is well-organized, meticulously researched, clearly and compellingly written, and as a research tool it is extremely easy to use. The book is an accessible, meticulously documented translation and stimulating interpretation of an unsurpassed source on the pre-Hispanic Quiché Maya. Mesoamerican scholars from a range of disiciplines will study and cite this monograph for generations to come."
—Jennifer von Schwerin, Journal of Anthropological Research