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4.0 out of 5 stars Both scholarly and engaging, 22 Aug 1998
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This review is from: Popol Vuh (Paperback)
There's something here for the serious student of Mesoamerican culture, the historian, and those who just like mythology. Rather than relying solely on academic translations, Tedlock has employed the services of native speakers of the Quiche Mayan language to give not only the words, but the *feel* of the stories. The first section is a synopsis of the people and events in the Popol Vuh itself from the time of the "creation" all the way to the coming of the Conquistadores, but rather than detracting from the story itself (as such synopses all-too-often do), it adds depth and understanding. I would have appreciated seeing more of the original glyphs, as well as the original forms of many of the names (which have been translated whenever possible), but this is a very minor quibble. Overall, highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 16 July 2009
This review is from: Popol Vuh (Paperback)
A very interesting book which was written so long ago. It really shows the similarities going on in all ancient writtings. A must read for anyone interested in ancient civilisations.
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Popol Vuh by Dennis Tedlock (Paperback - 7 Feb 1996)
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