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Songs of Dzitbalche
by Jesse Russell and Ronald Cohn


Overview - High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Songs of Dzitbalch (Spanish: los cantares de Dzitbalch ) is the source of almost all the ancient Mayan lyric poems that have survived, and is closely connected to the Books of Chilam Balam, sacred books of the colonial Yucatec Maya.  Read more...

 
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Overview
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles The Songs of Dzitbalch (Spanish: los cantares de Dzitbalch ) is the source of almost all the ancient Mayan lyric poems that have survived, and is closely connected to the Books of Chilam Balam, sacred books of the colonial Yucatec Maya. The sole surviving copy of the Songs of Dzitbalch was written in alphabetic Mayan in the 18th century. The author identifies himself as Ah Bam, an elder of the town of Dzitbalch . He appears to say that the book was originally written in the year 1440. Manuscripts of this era were often copies of copies of copies, so scholars have to look at internal evidence for clues to the original date of composition. Many of the poems appear to be much older than the manuscript, and contain ancient ceremonial and ritual material. Other poems are songs of love, philosophy, and spirituality. Many of them appear to have had a musical accompaniment. Originally titled The Book of the Dances of the Ancients, the current title was given to it by its first translator.


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  • ISBN-13: 9785512426760
  • ISBN-10: 5512426761
  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 8.27 x 5.83 x 0.31 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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