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The Resource Maya creation myths : words and worlds of the Chilam Balam, Timothy W. Knowlton

Maya creation myths : words and worlds of the Chilam Balam, Timothy W. Knowlton

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Maya creation myths : words and worlds of the Chilam Balam
Title
Maya creation myths
Title remainder
words and worlds of the Chilam Balam
Statement of responsibility
Timothy W. Knowlton
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • There is no Classical Yucatecan Maya word for "myth." But around the close of the seventeenth century, an anonymous Maya scribe penned what he called u kahlay cab tu kinil, "the world history of the era," which he chronicled events before Christianity came to the Peten. In this, he collected numerous accounts of the cyclical destruction and reestablishment of the cosmos; the origins of gods, human beings, and the rituals and activities upon which their relationship depends; and finally the dawn of the sun and the sacred calendar Maya diviners still use today to make sense of humanity's place in the otherwise inscrutable march of time. These creation myths eventually became part of the documents known today as the Books of Chilam Balam
  • Maya Creation myths provides not only new and outstanding translations of these myths but also an interpretive journey through these often misunderstood texts, providing insight into Maya cosmology and how Maya intellectuals met the challenge of the European clergy's attempts to eradicate their worldviews. Unlike many scholars who primarily focus on traces of pre-Hispanic culture or Christian influence within the Books of Chilam Balam, Knowlton emphasizes the diversity of Maya mythic traditions and the uniquely Maya discursive strategies that emerged in the Colonial period
  • This book will be of significant interest to Maya scholars, folklorists, and historians, as well as students and scholars of religion, cosmology, and anthropology. --Book Jacket
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Knowlton, Timothy W
Dewey number
299.7/842024
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.R3
LC item number
K63 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Mesoamerican worlds : from the Olmecs to the Danzantes
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  • Maya mythology
  • Maya cosmology
  • Creation
  • RELIGION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Creation
  • Maya cosmology
  • Maya mythology
Label
Maya creation myths : words and worlds of the Chilam Balam, Timothy W. Knowlton
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Aspects of ancient Maya intellectual culture -- Clandestine compilations and the colonial dialogue -- Creation and apocalypse : the Katun 11 Ahau myth -- Theogony, cosmology, and language in the ritual of the angels -- The creation of the first people and the origin of suffering -- The calendar and the catechism -- "In whatever way it is chronicled."
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692327524
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607320210
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt45q9f6
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692327524
Label
Maya creation myths : words and worlds of the Chilam Balam, Timothy W. Knowlton
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Aspects of ancient Maya intellectual culture -- Clandestine compilations and the colonial dialogue -- Creation and apocalypse : the Katun 11 Ahau myth -- Theogony, cosmology, and language in the ritual of the angels -- The creation of the first people and the origin of suffering -- The calendar and the catechism -- "In whatever way it is chronicled."
Control code
692327524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781607320210
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt45q9f6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692327524

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