2000 Years of Mayan Literature

2000 Years of Mayan Literature

Dennis Tedlock


Mayan literature is without doubt one of the oldest on the planet, spanning an fantastic millennia from deep pre-Columbian antiquity to the current day. the following, for the 1st time, is a completely illustrated survey, from the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions to the works of later writers utilizing the Roman alphabet. Dennis Tedlock—ethnographer, linguist, poet, and award-winning author—draws on many years of dwelling and dealing one of the Maya to gather this groundbreaking e-book, that is the 1st to regard historic Mayan texts as literature. Tedlock considers the texts chronologically. He establishes that ladies have been one of the old writers and demanding situations the concept that Mayan rulers claimed the prestige of gods. 2000 Years of Mayan Literature expands our knowing and appreciation not just of Mayan literature yet of indigenous American literature in its entirety.

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