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Breaking the Maya Code

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 304 Nombre de pages
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The Third Edition of this classic account of the inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time - the last great decipherment of an ancient script revised and brought right up to date with the latest developments. 113 illustrations bring to life the people and texts that have enabled us to read the Maya script. The original edition, which sold over 40,000 copies in English, was hailed as a masterpiece that transcends the boundaries between academic and popular writing. Coes thrilling account of the cracking of Mayan is like a detective story great stuff - The Observer Told with great vigour by Professor Michael Coe, who was himself involved; he offers an insiders story with strong views of the personalities, competence and abilities of some colleagues - History Today An entertaining, enlightening and even humorous history of the great searchers after the meaning that lies in the Maya inscriptions - Anthony Burgess

Auteur

Michael D. Coe is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Curator Emeritus in the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University. His books include The Maya, Reading the Maya Glyphs, Mexico and The True History of Chocolate.



Résumé
Presents the inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time - the great decipherment of an ancient Maya script revised with the advanced developments. This title features 113 illustrations that provide details about the people and texts that have enabled us to read the Maya script.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Breaking the Maya Code
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780500289556
ISBN: 978-0-500-28955-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Thames and Hudson
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 304
Poids: 688g
Taille: H234mm x B159mm x T29mm
Année: 2011
Auflage: 3. A.