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Uniform Title Popol vuh. English.
Title Popol vuh : the Mayan book of the dawn of life / translated by Dennis Tedlock, with commentary based on the ancient knowledge of the modern Quiché Maya.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 1986, ©1985.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  913.7281 P814 1986    New Books Axe (2nd Fl)  Available
Edition First Touchstone edition.
Description 380 pages : illustrations, map, portraits, facsimile ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-380).
Summary "The Popol Vuh, the Quiche Mayan book of creation, is one of the extraordinary documents of the human imagination and the most important text in the native languages of the Americas. 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 Quiche kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed in the Spanish alphabet in the sixteenth century. This is the first unabridged English edition of the work, in Dennis Tedlock's widely praised translation, with a full introduction and commentaries on the text" -- Back cover.
Subject Popol vuh.
Popol vuh. (OCoLC)fst01357243
Quiché Indians -- Religion.
Quiché mythology.
Quiché Indians -- Religion. (OCoLC)fst01085729
Quiché mythology. (OCoLC)fst01085747
Indians, Central American. (DNLM)D007197
Mythology. (DNLM)D009229
Religion. (DNLM)D012067
Guatemala. (DNLM)D006166
Added Author Tedlock, Dennis, 1939-2016.
Cover Title Popol vuh, the definitive edition of the Mayan book of the dawn of life and the glories of gods and kings
ISBN 0671617710 (pbk.)
9780671617714 (pbk.)

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