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Schele, Linda

Overview
Works: 227 works in 413 publications in 5 languages and 10,065 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: F1435.3.K55, 972.01
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Most widely held works by Linda Schele
A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya by Linda Schele( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using data from art and archaeology, this book provides the public with the first glimpse of the just-deciphered history of the Classic Maya. A retelling of the doings of kings and conquerors in Central America more than 1,000 years ago
The blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya art by Linda Schele( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By making full use of the progress in deciphering the Maya hieroglyphic code, this examines the world and minds of the creators of Maya art, including a look at the Maya calendar
Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's path by David A Freidel( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Maya, through their shamans, kings, warriors, and scribes, created a legacy of power and enduring beauty. The landmark publication of A Forest of Kings presented the first accessible, dramatic history of this great civilization, written by experts in the translation of glyphs. Now, in Maya Cosmos, Freidel, Schele, and Parker examine Maya mythology and religion, unraveling the question of how these extraordinary people, five million strong, have managed to preserve their most sacred beliefs into modern times. In Maya Cosmos, the authors draw upon translations of sacred texts and histories spanning thousands of years to tell us a story of the Maya, not in our words but in theirs. At the heart of this extraordinary world was the myth of Creation, as enduring and persuasive as any from the Old World recorded in stone texts and illustrated on pottery vessels, in books, and in stone at many ancient sites is the narrative of the Maize God and his children as they confront the Lords of Death in the Otherworld called Xibalba. The authors reveal the myth in its ancient form, not as a quaint story for children but as a map of the sky with the actions of the gods revealed in the movements of the Milky Way and the stars. They investigate the myth as the basis of government and the symbolism of political power, as a description of the daily lives of common people as they planted their fields of. Corn and cooked food for their children, as instructions for the afterlife and resurrection of the soul, and as the lesson at the heart of the famous Maya ballgame. Maya Cosmos takes this creation myth from its first expression three thousand years ago by the Olmecs, the first civilization in Central America, to its living expression in a Ch'a-Chak ceremony held in Yukatan a few years ago. As an archaeologist, David Freidel shows how using the myth and understanding its effect on the artifacts and architecture created by the ancients help explain what we excavate from the ground. As an epigrapher and iconographer, Linda Schele reads the texts and scenes that preserve the myth for the modern world. Between them, the cosmos of the ancient Maya comes to life and reveals the core of one of the greatest traditions of religious thought known from the ancient world. However, the great contribution of Maya Cosmos comes in the connections it makes between the ancient and the modern Maya. Neither the Maya nor their religion is dead. Invited into their world by the Maya themselves, Freidel and Schele convey their personal experiences. You will stand beside David as his friend Don Pablo prays for rain in a Ch'a-Chak ceremony in Yukatan. Linda takes you to a divination ceremony in Chichicastenango and to the church where she receives the blessing and protection of a powerful Aj Q'ij. Maya Cosmos tells us about one of the greatest, most enduring, and least-known religious traditions in human history. It reveals the extraordinary richness of this religion as well as the contributions it can make to humanity at large during the coming centuries
The code of kings : the language of seven sacred Maya temples and tombs by Linda Schele( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the early 1970s, Linda Schele and Peter Mathews have done pioneering work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins. Schele and Mathews were pivotal in discovering the Maya use of these hieroglyphs to cover their public spaces with the story of their history and belief system; and over the past twenty-five years, the two authors have been at the center of the work to translate the language of these public spaces, work that has constituted one of the most exciting intellectual adventures of the century." "All of their work culminates in The Code of Kings, an extraordinary guided tour through the lost civilization of the Maya, using as a prism seven buildings renowned for their beauty and sacred power. The seven sites - three in present-day Mexico, three in Guatemala, and one in Honduras - contain all the elements the ancient Maya considered necessary to charge a building with religious and political meaning. They represent the range of the Maya experience." "The Code of Kings is for readers of every level of expertise. The text discusses each building in progressively greater detail, moving from general to specific, so that readers may choose the amount of information they desire. An in-depth but succinct introduction gives a marvelous overview of Maya history and culture, end notes provide the scholarly background to the authors' interpretations while adding more detailed information, and a time line and glossary of gods and supernaturals serve as quick reference tools."--Jacket
Maya glyphs, the verbs by Linda Schele( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden faces of the Maya by Linda Schele( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primera Mesa Redonda de Palenque : a conference on the art, iconography, and dynastic history of Palenque : Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico, December 14-22, 1973 by Mesa Redonda de Palenque( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mirror, the rabbit, and the bundle : "accession" expressions from the Classic Maya inscriptions by Linda Schele( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bodega of Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico by Linda Schele( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art, iconography & dynastic history of Palenque. proceedings of the Segunda Mesa Redonda de Palenque, December 14-21, 1974 - Palenque by Palenque Round Table( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die unbekannte Welt der Maya : das Geheimnis ihrer Kultur entschlüsselt by Linda Schele( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop by Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop at Texas( )

in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notebook for the Maya Hieroglyphic Writing Workshop at Texas by Linda Schele( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una selva de reyes : la asombrosa historia de los antiguos mayas by Linda Schele( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notebook for the ... Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop at Texas( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edgewalker a conversation with Linda Schele( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation with Linda Schele, looking at her life and her studies of Maya art, hieroglyphics and civilization
Notebook for the Maya Hieroglyphic Writing Workshop at Texas( )

in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rostros ocultos de los Mayas by Linda Schele( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Weekend by Maya Hieroglyphic Weekend( )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya
Alternative Names
Linda Schele American mesoamericanist

Linda Schele Amerikaans Meso-Amerikanist (1942-1998)

Linda Schele US-amerikanische Maya-Forscherin

Schele, Linda

Schele, Linda Richmond 1942-1998

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The blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya artMaya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's pathThe code of kings : the language of seven sacred Maya temples and tombsHidden faces of the MayaUna selva de reyes : la asombrosa historia de los antiguos mayas