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Popol Vuh, the Quiche Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiche kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century. This new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over forty new illustrations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684818450
ISBN-10: 0684818450
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 160mm x 22mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dennis Tedlock

Dennis Tedlock is McNulty Professor of English and Research Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the coeditor of American Anthropologist and the author of several books.

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