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An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

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The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion. Nearly 300 entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts and sacred places to ritual practices such as bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage. In addition, two introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line drawings. Mary Miller and Karl Taube draw on their research in the fast-changing field of Maya studies, and on the latest Mexican discoveries, to produce an authoritative work that will serve as a standard reference for students, scholars, and travellers.

CONDITION: Very minor hint of discolouration to outside edge of pages otherwise very good, clean and bright with no inscriptions or notations.

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Author(s):
Mary Miller (Author), Karl Taube (Author)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0500279284
ISBN-13:
9780500279281
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

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The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion. Nearly 300 entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts and sacred places to ritual practices such as bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage. In addition, two introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line drawings. Mary Miller and Karl Taube draw on their research in the fast-changing field of Maya studies, and on the latest Mexican discoveries, to produce an authoritative work that will serve as a standard reference for students, scholars, and travellers.

CONDITION: Very minor hint of discolouration to outside edge of pages otherwise very good, clean and bright with no inscriptions or notations.

Author(s):
Mary Miller (Author), Karl Taube (Author)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0500279284
ISBN-13:
9780500279281
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Title:
An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

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