Rabinal Achi

Author:   Alain Breton ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan ,  Robert Schneider
Publisher:   University Press of Colorado
ISBN:  

9780870818752


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   30 September 2007
Format:   Hardback
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The Rabinal Achi , one of the most remarkable works of Mayan literature, dates back to the 1400s. The drama is set in the Guatemalan highlands in the second half of the fifteenth century. In an exemplary trial that takes place in Kajyub, the capital of the Rabinaleb at that time, a captured enemy warrior (Quiche Achi) appears before the royal court. A series of combative dialogues pits the offending warrior against the local warrior (Rabinal Achi) and the king (Job Toj), reconstructing the deeds of those involved and retracing the antagonistic history of these two Mayan groups, the Quiche and the Rabinaleb. Alain Breton approaches the text from an anthropological and ethnographical perspective, demonstrating that this indigenous text reenacts pre-Columbian historic paradigms.Breton translated into French an entirely new transcription of the original text, and Teresa Lavender Fagan and Robert Schneider translated the text into English. Both the transcription and the translation are accompanied by detailed commentary and a glossary.

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Author:   Alain Breton ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan ,  Robert Schneider
Publisher:   University Press of Colorado
Imprint:   University Press of Colorado
Dimensions:   Width: 23.00cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 15.50cm
Weight:   0.688kg
ISBN:  

9780870818752


ISBN 10:   0870818759
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   30 September 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

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