The Resource Maya script : a civilization and its writing, María Longhena ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia

Maya script : a civilization and its writing, María Longhena ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia

Label
Maya script : a civilization and its writing
Title
Maya script
Title remainder
a civilization and its writing
Statement of responsibility
María Longhena ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • myn
  • eng
Summary
"This handbook unlocks the secrets of the symbolic written characters of the ancient Maya of Mexico, providing a vivid portrait of their gods, people, and everyday life." "Maya Script presents about 200 Maya glyphs, or symbolic figures, taken from carved stone reliefs, ceremonial artifacts, and rare Maya codices. Some are ideograms (pictorial symbols representing things, not words); others are phonetic signs. The glyphs express kings, queens, heroes, animals, customs such as their remarkable burial system, and abstract concepts. Each one opens a window on fragments of everyday life, gods and ceremonies, even emotions. Some give us portraits of the great leaders who played important roles in the rise of this extraordinary culture. The complexity of their incredible calendar and astronomical calculations reveals a highly developed civilization."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Longhena, María
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.W75
LC item number
L65 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayan languages
  • Inscriptions, Mayan
  • Mayas
  • Inscriptions, Mayan
  • Mayan languages
  • Mayas
Label
Maya script : a civilization and its writing, María Longhena ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Life and Thought
  • Writing Systems of the New World
  • Foreword
  • Laura Laurencich Minelli
  • In Search of a People
  • Life at Court
  • Symbols
  • Religion
  • The Calendar
  • Astronomy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780789208828
Lccn
00022495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43465908
  • (OCoLC)ocm43465908
Label
Maya script : a civilization and its writing, María Longhena ; translated from the Italian by Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Life and Thought
  • Writing Systems of the New World
  • Foreword
  • Laura Laurencich Minelli
  • In Search of a People
  • Life at Court
  • Symbols
  • Religion
  • The Calendar
  • Astronomy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780789208828
Lccn
00022495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43465908
  • (OCoLC)ocm43465908

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