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Maya Script By Maria Longhena

Maya Script by Maria Longhena

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Summary

This volume presents about 200 Maya glyphs (symbolic figures). Some are ideograms (pictorial symbols representing things, not words); others are phonetic signs. The glyphs express people, animals, things and such abstract concepts as death. Each one opens a window onto fragments of Mayan life.

Maya Script Summary

Maya Script: The Civilization and Its Writing by Maria Longhena

This volume presents about 200 Maya glyphs (symbolic figures). Some are ideograms (pictorial symbols representing things, not words); others are phonetic signs. The glyphs express people, animals, things, and such abstract concepts as death. Each one opens a window onto fragments of everyday life, religious beliefs, or even emotions. The complexity of the Maya calendar, mathematical computations, and astronomy reveals a highly-developed civilization. This book also features two-colour drawings of the glyphs, illustrations from reliefs and Spanish codices, and examples of Maya sculpture and paintings. Concluding the book is a chapter on writing systems of the New World, a list of museums to visit, a bibliography, and an index of glyphs.

Table of Contents

In search of a people; life at court; symbols; religion; the calendar; astronomy; life and thought; writing systems of the new world; museums to visit.

Additional information

GOR006566589
Maya Script: The Civilization and Its Writing by Maria Longhena
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
2000-11-23
180
0789206536
9780789206534
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