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Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiché kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century.
This new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over forty new illustrations.
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About the Author
Dennis Tedlock is McNulty Professor of English and Research Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the coeditor of American Anthropologist and the author of several books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am currently a sophomore in high school and I am required to do a project on the Ancient Mayans. Popol Vuh has been a very informative book. For my project I have to answer a variety of questions such as: what did they do, how did they live, how were the people divided, etc. From what I read, this book has answered all of my questions. It talks about the gods the Mayans believed in and their way of living. Before I selected this book to read, I had no idea what book I was going to read until I came across this book. I looked very interesting so I decided to order it. As I was reading, I was fascinated by the amount of information the book gave me! The book may have been a little to wordy but it was still a very interesting book to read. With this book I learned things about the Mayans that I never knew! It went beyond my knowledge and showed me a whole other world, a world that was very different. I don't regret reading this book because of how much knowledge I gained reading this book. Usually other books about the Mayans just give very little information but this book gave me a large amount of information. It gave me information that I am excited to share with my class! I highly recommend that more people read this book. It is a book that I will not regret reading. I am glad that I came across this book.
Vastly inferior to the 1985 edition. Usually a book has more information in the 2nd edition. This has MUCH less. Huge sections of the background information have been removed. Does the author think this makes the book MORE comprehensible?