Breaking the Maya Code
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
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Description: In the past dozen years, Maya decipherment has made great strides, in part due to the Internet, which has made possible the truly international scope of hieroglyphic scholarship: glyphic experts can be found not only in North America, Mexico, Guatemala, and western Europe but also in Russia and the countries of eastern Europe.The third edition of this classic book takes up the thorny question of when and where the Maya script first appeared in the archaeological record, and describes efforts to decipher its meaning on the extremely early murals of San Bartolo. It includes iconographic and epigraphic investigations into how the Classic Maya perceived and recorded the human senses, a previously unknown realm of ancient Maya thought and perception.There is now compelling documentary and historical evidence bearing on the question of why and how the âbreaking of the Maya codeâ was the achievement of Yuri V. Knorosovâa Soviet citizen totally isolated behind the Iron Curtainâand not of the leading Maya scholar of his day, Sir Eric Thompson. What does it take to make such a breakthrough, with a script of such complexity as the Maya? We now have some answers, as Michael Coe demonstrates here.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Brian K. Blount is Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary.
|The Word Made Visible|
|Lords of the Forest|
|A Jungle Civilization Rediscovered|
|Forefathers: The Dawn of Decipherment|
|The Age of Thompson|
|A New Wind from the East|
|The Age of Proskouriakoff: The Maya Enter History|
|Down into Xibalbï¿½|
|A New Dawn|
|A Look Backward, A View Forward|
|Proskouriakoffs "Suggested Order of Discussion"|
|The Maya Syllabic Chart|
|Sources of Illustrations|
|Further Reading and Bibliography|