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Kaqchikel Chronicles: The Definitive Edition by Judith M. Maxwell,Robert M., II Hill

By Judith M. Maxwell,Robert M., II Hill

The choice of files often called the Kaqchikel Chronicles involves infrequent highland Maya texts, which hint Kaqchikel Maya heritage from their mythical departure from Tollan/Tula via their migrations, wars, the Spanish invasion, and the 1st century of Spanish colonial rule. The texts signify quite a few genres, together with formal narrative, non-stop year-count annals, contribution documents, genealogies, and land disputes.

While the Kaqchikel Chronicles were identified to students for a few years, this quantity is the 1st and in basic terms translation of the texts of their entirety. The booklet contains collections of files, one often called the Annals of the Kaqchikels and the opposite because the Xpantzay Cartulary. the interpretation has been ready by way of major Mesoamericanists in collaboration with Kaqchikel-speaking linguistic students. It gains interlinear glossing, which permits readers to stick with the translators within the strategy of rendering colonial Kaqchikel into sleek English. wide footnoting in the textual content restores the intensity and texture of cultural context to the Chronicles. to place the translations in context, Judith Maxwell and Robert Hill have written an entire scholarly creation that offers the 1st smooth linguistic dialogue of the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and pragmatic constitution of sixteenth-century Kaqchikel. The translators additionally inform a full of life tale of ways those texts, which derive from pre-contact indigenous pictographic and cartographic histories, got here to be switched over into their current form.

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