Reading The Maya Glyphs

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Decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts-whether inscribed on monuments, written in the codices, or painted or incised on ceramics-can now be read with confidence.

In this practical guide, first published in 2001, Michael D. Coe, the noted Mayanist, and Mark Van Stone, an accomplished calligrapher, have made the difficult, often mysterious script accessible to the nonspecialist. They decipher real Maya texts, and the transcriptions include a picture of the glyph, the pronunciation, the Maya words in Roman type, and the translation into English. For the second edition, the authors have taken the latest research and breakthroughs into account, adding glyphs, updating captions, and reinterpreting or expanding upon earlier decipherments.

After an introductory discussion of Maya culture and history and the nature of the Maya script, the authors introduce the glyphs in a series of chapters that elaborate on topics such as the intricate calendar, warfare, royal lives and rituals, politics, dynastic names, ceramics, relationships, and the supernatural world. The book includes illustrations of historic texts, a syllabary, a lexicon, and translation exercises.

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From the mathematics behind the famous Mayan calendar to politics, relationships, warfare and even the supernatural world, there is plenty to enlighten you on all aspects of the Mayan way of life. --All About History

A must-read for anyone interested in the Mayan world. --Timeless Travels

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Michael D. Coe is an international authority in Maya studies. Among his previous books are Breaking the Maya Code, The Maya and The Art of the Maya Scribe. Mark Van Stone is the world's leading interpreter of Maya calligraphic art.

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Descrizione libro Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Condizione: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In the recent past, a working knowledge of the Maya script has been confined to epigraphers, art historians and other specialists. Its very unfamiliarity to the general public, and the daunting aspect of its approximately 800 signs, have made the system appear more complex and arcane than it really is. Reading the Maya Glyphs is a compact, portable guide to enable students, tourists and armchair travellers to read and understand commonly encountered Classic Maya texts. Topics covered include the nature of the script, the intricate Maya calendar, dynastic and political texts, and every aspect of the natural and supernatural world in which they lived. Written by the world s leading authority in Maya studies, Michael D. Coe, and illustrated by the drawings of Mark Van Stone, one of America s outstanding calligraphers, the book presupposes no previous training in Maya epigraphy or archaeology. Whether in the hands of visitors to the great Maya sites of Mexico and Central America or consulted by museum-goers, this guide should enhance their appreciation some of the world s greatest art and architecture. Codice articolo AA29780500285534

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