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Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology Studies Series 32

The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan

Edited by Karl A. Taube

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$18.00 • £14.95 • €16.00

ISBN 9780884022046

Publication Date: 01/01/1992


The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan is an excellent new analysis and synthetic interpretation of most of the principal gods of the ancient Maya, clarifying and demystifying their forms and functions in a rigorous, scholarly manner, while simultaneously conveying some sense of the numinous powers they represented for their devotees.Science

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