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Freidel, David A.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 109 publications in 4 languages and 4,702 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: F1435.3.K55, 972.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David A Freidel
A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya by Linda Schele( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 2,398 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
Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's path by David A Freidel( Book )

22 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
Cozumel, late Maya settlement patterns by David A Freidel( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Maya political economies( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central America( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postclassic Maya NY54( )

in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 42 documents about the Postclassic Maya covers the time period from 1230 B.P to 480 B.P. (770 A.D. to 1550 A.D.) and the geographic areas of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
Una selva de reyes : la asombrosa historia de los antiguos mayas by Linda Schele( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una foresta di re by Linda Schele( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temporada de lluvias : 360° panoramas of the Maya lowlands by Phillip Hofstetter( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yaxuna archaeological survey : a report of the 1986 field season, Yaxuna, Yucatan, Mexico by David A Freidel( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late postclassic settlement patterns on Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico by David A Freidel( )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yaxuna archaeological survey : a report of the 1989 field season and final report on phase one by David A Freidel( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Loltun bas relief and the origins of Maya kingship by David A Freidel( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological investigations at Yaxuná, 1986-1996 : results of the Selz Foundation Yaxuna Project by Travis W Stanton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume represents the final report of the Selz Foundation Yaxuná Archaeological Project at the Precolumbian Maya center of Yaxuná, Yucatán, Mexico from 1986 to 1996. This volume contains summaries of all survey data, excavations, artifact analyses, and current interpretations."--Publisher's website
Maya Yucatán : an artist's journey by Phillip Hofstetter( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These spectacular images document the beauty of the ancient sites of Yucatán and the enduring character of the Maya people still inhabiting the region
A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya by Linda Schele( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trees of life : ahau as idea and artifact in classic lowland Maya civilization by David A Freidel( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interim report( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olmec world : ritual and rulership by Michael D Coe( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A forest of kings : the untold story of the ancient Maya
Alternative Names
David Freidel American mesoamericanist

Freidel, David.

Freidel David 1946-....

Languages
English (66)

Spanish (11)

German (7)

Italian (2)

Covers
Maya cosmos : three thousand years on the shaman's pathAncient Maya political economiesArchaeology at Cerros, Belize, Central AmericaUna selva de reyes : la asombrosa historia de los antiguos mayasMaya Yucatán : an artist's journeyThe Olmec world : ritual and rulership