The Titles of Ebtun Carnegie Institution of Washington Publ. No. 505
Washington, D. C.: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1939. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers. The book is in Near Fine condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The covers have noticeable generalized toning. The text pages are clean and bright. "In the archives of Ebtun, an Indian village near Valladolid in eastern Yucatan, there is a large collection of papers which, together with related documents from other sources, cover practically the entire colonial period and the first decade of the independence of Yucatan. These documents, about half of which are written in the Maya language, not only pertain to the history of the town, but alos contain much information regarding the region to the west and south. The latter extends beyond Chichen Itza and includes nearly the western half of the ancient sacbe, or causeway, connecting the ruins of Yxuna with those of Coba." (from the introduction of the book). " one text is clarified by a parallel passage. In the thirties Ralph made several trips to Yucatan to improve his Maya and to gather material subsequently incorporated in the The Titles of Ebtun (1939) and, a long-time project, The Political Geography of the Yucatan Maya (1957). He traveled the interior of Yucatan, sometimes alone, sometimes in the company of Lawrence or a colleague, seeking to identify locations of sites mentioned in early documents, particularly with the object of redrawing as reliably as possible the boundaries of the old "Provinces" of Yucatan. This was a long and arduous task which took him by mule and on foot to many remote spots. Ralph was a keen observer and a thorough investigator; he was, indeed, a curious person in the old sense of that word as applied to Samuel Pepys by Evelyn. " (RALPH LOVELAND ROYS, 1879-1965. ByJ. ERIC S. THOMPSON). Near Fine .
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Keywords: Archaeology Ralph Loveland Roys Ebtun, Yucatan Mayan Documents Carnegie Institution Of Washington Mayan Studies Historical Documents Mayan History Archaeology