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Dictionary of Maya Hieroglyphs by
Call Number: Main Library, F1435.3.W75 M66 2002
This authoritative work is the first visual dictionary of Maya glyphs published since the script's complete deciphering, offering a much-needed, comprehensive catalogue of 1100 secured glyphs. Each entry includes the illustrated glyph, its phonetic transcription, Mayan equivalent, part of speech, and meaning.
The Allure of Nezahualcoyotl by
Nezahualcoyotl (1402-1472), the "poet-king" of Texcoco, has been described as one of the most important pre-Hispanic figures in Nahua history. Since the conquest, European chroniclers, portraying him as a symbol of Aztec civilization and culture, a wise governor and lawmaker, poet and patron of the arts, and proto-monotheist, misrepresented Nezahualcoyotl. and the culture he represents. Lee provides a new assessment of Nezahualcoyotl that critically examines original codices and poetry written in Nahuatl alongside Spanish chronicles in an effort to paint a more realistic portrait of the legendary Aztec figure. Providing scholars with more accurate picture of pre-Hispanic history, Lee offers a revision of the colonial images of Nahua history and culture.
Call Number: Main Library, E61 .M266 2005
A groundbreaking study radically altering understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. Over 30 years of new insights by archaeologists and anthropologists have disproved many long-held assumptions about indigenous people in the Americas.