Cover illustration: Ixil 21A. Used with permission from the National Library of Anthropology and History (Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico).
Images in this book have been reproduced with permission from the National Library of Anthropology and History (Biblioteca Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico).
This is a revised and updated version of the Spanish book El Chilam Balam de Ixil: Estudio Analítico de un libro maya (Artes de México, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Conaculta [Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes], 2011).
The Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Caso Barrera, Laura, translator, editor. | Aliphat, Mario, editor. | Pope, Quentin, translator.
Title: Chilam Balam of Ixil : facsimile and study of an unpublished Maya book : paleography, translation (Mayan to Spanish), and textual analysis / by Laura Caso Barrera ; with the participation of Mario M. Aliphat F. ; translation (Spanish to English) by Quentin Pope.
Other titles: Chilam Balam de Ixil (Manuscript). English & Mayan
Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill,  | Series: Early Americas: history and culture ; volume 7 | Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: LCCN 2018053530 (print) | LCCN 2018058016 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004360136 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004353015 (hbk. : alk. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Chilam Balam de Ixil (Manuscript). | Manuscripts, Maya–Facsimiles. | Maya calendar. | Mayan astronomy. | Mayas–Medicine–Early works to 1800. | Traditional medicine–Mexico–Yucatan (State) | Materia medica, Vegetable–Mexico–Yucatan (State) | Mayas–Religion–Early works to 1800. | Christian literature, Spanish–Translations into Maya. | Christianity and culture–Mexico–History. | Maya language–Texts.
Classification: LCC F1435.1.Y89 (ebook) | LCC F1435.1.Y89 C5512 2019 (print) | DDC 529/.32978427–dc23
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