Parution : The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing

The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing
The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing

Créateur

  • Houston, Stephen D. (19..-…. ; anthropologue). Éditeur scientifique
  • Chinchilla Mazariegos, Oswaldo Fernando (1965-….). Éditeur scientifique
  • Stuart, David (1965-…. ; archéologue). Éditeur scientifique

Résumé

The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing is an important story of intellectual discovery and a tale of code breaking comparable to the interpreting of Egyptian hieroglyphs and the decoding of cuneiform. Using classic articles taken from publications unavailable to most readers, accounts by Spaniards who witnessed the writing of the glyphs and research by twentieth-century scholars–from Tatiana Proskouriakoff to Michael Coe–this book provides a history of the interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs. Introductory essays offer the historical context and describe the personalities and theories of the many authors who contributed to the understanding of these ancient glyphs.

More than two hundred line drawings illustrate the text and serve as an introduction to decipherment. This landmark work in Maya studies is the first book to examine the centuries of thought behind the decoding of Maya hieroglyphs.

Compte rendu

Sommaire

  • List of Illustrations XI
  • Preface XVII
  • Acknowledgments XIX
  • Introduction 3
  • Part One : Discovery 21
    • 1. De Orbe Novo Decades, Fourth Decade / Peter Martyr d’Anghiera 25
    • 2. “Meditación sobre las Indias” / Tomas Lopez Medel 27
    • 3. Relación de las cosas de Yucatán / Diego de Landa 29
    • 4. Relaciones geográficas de Yucatán / Various aurthors, including Gaspar Antonio Chi 35
    • 5. Informe contra idolorum cultores del obispado de Yucatán / Pedro Sánchez de Aguilar 39
    • 6. Relacion de las dos entradas que hize a la conuersion de los gentiles Itzaex y Cehaches / Andrés de Avendaño y Loyola 41
    • 7. Isagoge historico-apologética de las Indias Occidentales y especial de la Provincia de San Vicente de Chiapa y Guatemala de la Orden de Predicadores / Anonymous 43
    • 8. “First Letter to Mr. Champollion, on the Graphic Systems of America, and the Glyphs of Otolum or Palenque, in Central America” / Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz 45
    • 9. “Second Letter to Mr. Champollion, on the Graphic Systems of America, and the Glyphs of Otolum or Palenque, in central America – Elements of the Glyphs” / Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz 48
    • 10. Researches, Philosophical and Antiquarian, concerning the Aboriginal History of America / James Hugh McCulloh 54
    • 11. Lettre à M. Léon de Rosny / Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg 60
    • 12. The Palenque Tablet in the United States National Museum, Washington, D.C. / Charles Rau 68
    • 13. Essai sur le déchiffrement de l’écriture hiératique de L’Amérique Centrale / Léon Louis Lucien Prunol de Rosny 77
    • 14. A Primer of Mayan Hieroglyphics / Daniel G. Brinton 89
  • Part Two : Nature of Maya Writing 95
    • 15. “‘The Landa Alphabet’: A Spanish Fabrication” / Philipp Johann Joseph Valentini 97
    • 16. “Key to the Maya Hieroglyphs” / Cyrus Thomas 113
    • 17. “Does There Really Exist a Phonetic Key to the Maya Hieroglyphic Writing ?” / Eduard Georg Seler 118
    • 18. “Is the Maya Hieroglyphic Writing Phonetic ?” / Cyrus Thomas 124
    • 19. The Fish as a Maya Symbol for Counting and Further Discussion of Directional Glyphs / J. Eric S. Thompson 127
    • 20. “New Data on the Maya Written Language” / Yuri Valentinovich Knorosov 144
  • Part Three : Principles of Decipherment 153
    • 21. “The Analysis of the Maya Hieroglyphs” / Hermann Beyer 156
    • 22. Studies on the Inscriptions of Chichen Itza / Hermann Beyer 168
    • 23. “Die Entzifferung der Mayahieroglyphen: Ein unlösbares Problem ?” / Paul Schellhas 173
    • 24. The Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization / John Eric Sidney Thompson 180
    • 25. “Glyphic Substitutions: Homophonic and Synonymic” / Floyd Glenn Lounsbury 189
    • 26. Ten Phonetic Syllables / David Stuart 194
  • Part Four : Time 207
    • 27. “Antigua cronología yucateca” / Juan Pio Perez 210
    • 28. “The Inscription on the Cross of Palenque” / Ernst Wilhelm Forstemann 224
    • 29. “Maya Dates” / Joseph T. Goodman 234
    • 30. “Archaeology” / Sylvanus Griswold Morley 239
    • 31. “Maya Inscriptions, VI: The Lunar Calendar and Its Relation to Maya History” / John Edgar Teeple 241
    • 32. “Vericuetos mayas” / Heinrich Berlin 255
  • Part Five : History 267
    • 33. Notes on the Report of Teobert Maler in Memoirs of the Peabody Museum, vol. II, no. 1 / Charles Pickering Bowditch 270
    • 34. “Portraiture in Central American Art” / Herbert Joseph Spinden 273
    • 35. Revue des Études Mayas-Quichées / Jean Genet 282
    • 36. “El glifo ’emblema’ en las inscripciones mayas” and “Glifos nominales en el sarcófago de Palenque: Un ensayo” / Henrich Berlin 299
    • 37. “Historical Implications of a Pattern of Dates at Piedras Negras, Guatemala” and P”ortraits of Women in Maya Art” / Tatiana Proskouriakoff 312
    • 38. “Kakupacal and the Itzas” / David Humiston Kelley 358
    • 39. “Lords of Palenque: The Glyphic Evidence” / Peter Mathews and Linda Schele 368
    • 40. “Notes on the Inscriptions on the Back of Dos Pilas Stela 8” / Peter Mathews 394
  • Part Six : Supernaturals 417
    • 41. “Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscripts” / Paul Schellhas 419
    • 42. “The Palenque Triad” / Heinrich Berlin 425
    • 43. “Supernatural Patrons of Maya Scribes and Artists” / Michael D. Coe 433
    • 44. “The Way Glyph: Evidence for ‘Co-essences’ among the Classic Maya” / Stephen Houston and David Stuart 449
  • Part Seven : Objects 463
    • 45. “Antiquities of Guatemala” / Eduard Seler 465
    • 46. “The Glyphs from the Ear Ornaments from Tomb A-1/1” / Peter Mathews 470
    • 47. “Hieroglyphs on Maya Vessels” / David Stuart 474
    • 48. D”ie Errichtung von Stelen: Entzifferung einer Verbhieroglyphe auf Monumenten der klassischen Mayakultur” / Nikolai Grube 486
  • Epilogue 505
  • Bibliography 507
  • Index 543

Informations pratiques

  • Éditeur : Norman : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Date de parution : 2001
  • Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XX-551 p.) : ill. ; 27 cm
  • Annexes : Bibliogr. p. 507-541. Index
  • ISBN 0-8061-3204-3

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Olivier Jacquot (2022, 19 août). Parution : The Decipherment of Ancient Maya Writing. Amoxcalli. Consulté le 20 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/b3pr

Olivier Jacquot

Chargé de collections : manuscrits des fonds américains, Service des manuscrits ORientaux (SOR), département des Manuscrits (MSS), Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

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