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Chilam Balam de Ixil: Facsimiliar y estudio de un libro maya inédito

by Laura Caso Barrera

Unpublished in its complete version until now, Chilam Balam de Ixil is the result of a meticulous and passionate reading by Colonial-period Maya of European texts such as the Biblia vulgata latina or Cantar del mío Cid, as well as several medical texts. The Maya made all this knowledge theirs with intelligence and discernment, and adapted it to their beliefs and to the situation of domination they lived under. This edition, translated by Laura Caso, is enriched with a study of almanacs, stars, and calendars done by Mario Aliphat. With the Chilam Balam de Ixil, experts will be able to deepen their studies of the calendar annotations or traditional Maya medicine. Lovers of this culture will learn about the thinking and history of the Maya in the colonial era. In Spanish.

Published by Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico, D.F.), 2011. 285 pp. ISBN: 978-607-461-082-6.

$45.00 (shipping included). Order code IN355.