ISBN-10: 0806138394

ISBN-13: 9780806138398

The Popol Vuh is an important instance of Maya literature to have survived the Spanish conquest. it's also one of many world’s nice construction money owed, similar to the sweetness and tool of Genesis.

Most past translations have depended on Spanish types instead of the unique K’iche’-Maya textual content. in response to ten years of analysis by way of a number one pupil of Maya literature, this translation with huge notes is uniquely devoted to the unique language. maintaining the poetic form of the unique textual content, the interpretation is additionally remarkably available to English readers.

Illustrated with greater than 80 drawings, images, and maps, Allen J. Christenson’s authoritative model brings out the richness and style of this chic paintings of literature, such as such epic masterpieces because the Ramayana and Mahabharata of India or the Iliad and Odyssey of Greece.

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