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When the Spaniards conquered the Yucatan Peninsula in the early 1500s, they made a great effort to destroy or Christianize the native cultures flourishing there. That they were in large part unsuccessful is evidenced by the survival of a number of documents written in Maya and preserved and added to by literate Mayas up to the 1830s. The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel is such a document, literally the history of Yucatan written by and for Mayas, and it contains much information not available from Spanish sources because it was part of an underground resistance movement of which the Spanish were largely unaware.
Well known to Mayanists, The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel is presented here in Munro S. Edmonson's English translation, extensively annotated. Edmonson reinterprets the book as literature and as history, placing it in chronological order and translating it as poetry. The ritual nature of Mayan history clearly emerges and casts new light on Mexican and Spanish acculturation of the Yucatecan Maya in the post-Classic and colonial periods.
Centered in the city of Merida, the Chumayel provides the western (Xiu) perspective on Yucatecan history, as Edmonson's earlier book The Ancient Future of the Itza: The Book of Chilam Balam of Tizimin presented the eastern (Itza) viewpoint. Both document the changing calendar of the colonial period and the continuing vitality of pre-Columbian ritual thought down to the nineteenth century. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the survival of the long-count dating system down to the Baktun Ceremonial of 1618 (22.214.171.124.0). But there are others: the use of rebus writing, the survival of the tun until 1752, graphic if oblique accounts of Mayan ceremonial drama, and the depiction of the Spanish conquest as a long-term inter-Mayan civil war.
About the Author: Munro S. Edmonson (1924-2002) was Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University.
Titel: Heaven Born Merida and Its Destiny: The Book...
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Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, 1986. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP65027973
Buchbeschreibung Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1986, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. Tall 8vo, cloth, dustwrapper, ix + 309pp. First edition. VG+/VG: very clean and sound binding with one very lightly bumped corner, solid hinges/joints, clean edges, clean text; bright wrapper just lightly dust-soiled and sunned at the spine. Extra postage may be needed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ATL006662
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 1986. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0292730276-2-4
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Hardcover is near-pristine. Clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Jacket shows some edgewear on spine edges and corners. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 028829
Buchbeschreibung UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS, Austin, Texas, 1986. Tela Editorial. Buchzustand: Bien. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Bien. 1ª Edición. Subrayado en algunas paginas 309 p. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 35 EUR. Libro. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 029748
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, 1986. First Edition. ear very good with slight soiling in good slightly scuffed jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017316
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0292730276
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Pr, Austin, 1986. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. 309 pp. 4to (small). Cloth. Minor shelfwear to boards. Light bumping to spine ends. Previous owner's name to ffep. Interior otherwise clean. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 127426
Buchbeschreibung Univ of Texas Press, 1986. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. First Edition. Hardcover 1st Printing in dust jacket BRAND NEW, Fine in Fine, no remainder mark, pristine new copy (dj in mylar); sm 4to; 309pp indexed & illus. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1195
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, 1986. hardcover. Buchzustand: very good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: very good(-). Map. 4to, red cloth, d.w. lightly soiled. Austin: University of Texas Press, (1986). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 254824