Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

Publication date:
11 Jan 2022
Yale University Press
304 pages: 254 x 203mm
99 color + 71 b-w illus.
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A nuanced look at Maya mythology, from the literary record of the Popol Vuh to a broad range of artistic depictions by ancient Maya artists

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at Yale University.

“This is an important book which will have a lasting influence on Mesoamerican scholarship and serve as a model for generations to come. It is a compelling study that will open up new areas for investigation of Maya art and new methods for research.”—Claudia Brittenham, University of Chicago

“Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos has crafted a provocative book that addresses key aspects of Maya mythology, its narratives, variations, and relationships to other mythic traditions across Mesoamerica. It is an important book, both for its content and its methodological approach, which is novel and timely.”—Julia Guernsey, University of Texas at Austin