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Popol Vuh: The Mythic Sections--Tales of First Beginnings from the Ancient K'iche'-Maya is number 2 in the Ancient Texts and Mormon Studies series. This series presents a wide-ranging collection of important ancient texts that are of interest to Latter-day Saints. Each volume includes the ancient text, a readable translation, technical notes, and general commentary. These materials tell what is known about the historical origins and ancient purposes of the text and show its main points of value to modern religious readers.
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Assistant Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University, Allen J. Christenson specializes in the art and literature of the ancient as well as contemporary Maya people of Mexico and Central America. He has conducted research in the Maya region as a linguist, cultural anthropologist, and art historian since 1978. Additionally, he has worked as a translator in both the K'iche' and Tz'utujil languages. In preparation for this new translation of the Popol Vuh, Dr. Christenson has worked closely with K'iche'-Maya speakers in Guatemala with regard to native calendrics, traditional worship practices, and ritual poetry.
He holds masters and doctoral degrees in Precolumbian art history from the University of Texas, Austin. He and his wife, Janet, are the proud parents of three children and reside in Provo, Utah.
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Book Description Foundation for Ancient Researc, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110934893527