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Time and reality in the thought of the Maya

Author: Miguel León Portilla
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©1988.
Series: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 190.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd ed., enlView all editions and formats
Summary:
In this second English-language edition of one of his most notable works, Miguel Leon-Portilla explores the Maya Indians' remarkable concepts of time. At the book's first appearance Evon Z. Vogt, Curator of Middle American Ethnology in Harvard University, predicted that it would become -a classic in anthropology, - a prediction borne out by the continuing critical attention given to it by leading scholars. Like no  Read more...
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Named Person: Raum
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miguel León Portilla
ISBN: 0806121289 9780806121284 0806123087 9780806123080
OCLC Number: 18049189
Language Note: Translation of: Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento Maya.
Notes: Translation of: Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento maya. With new pref., bibliography, and appendices.
Description: xxii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Sir Eric S. Thompson. --
The Maya concern with chronology. --
Maya symbols and expressions of time. --
Time as an attribute of the gods. --
Time and space. --
Man in the universe of Kinh. --
Appendix A: The concepts of space and time among the contemporary Maya / by Alfonso Villa Rojas. --
Appendix B: Recent contributions on the theme of this book.
Series Title: Civilization of the American Indian series, v. 190.
Other Titles: Tiempo y realidad en el pensamiento maya.
Responsibility: by Miguel León-Portilla ; foreword by Sir J. Eric S. Thompson ; appendices by Alfonso Villa Rojas and Miguel León-Portilla ; translated by Charles L. Boilès, Fernando Horcasitas, and the Author.

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Examines the ancient Maya's obsession with time: they believed a flow of divine time determined man's destiny and their calendars and astronomical computations were replete with time-related myths.  Read more...

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