The Pre-Columbian Art Research Institute is proud to present David Stuart's book on the history and mythology of Palenque. In hardcover with dust jacket.

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"It is difficult to overstate the importance of the religious and cosmological information gleaned from the inscriptions of Temple XIX. The platform text in particular relates mythic episodes not found in other inscriptions from Palenque or elsewhere in the Maya world.

"Even the mentions of familiar gods and creation events contain new bits of information and force revisions of what we long thought we knew about Palenque's mythology and Maya cosmogony in general."

With these words from The Inscriptions from Temple XIX at Palenque, David Stuart evokes some of the many insights in store for the reader. This groundbreaking study is invaluable not just for its decipherments, but for the many cogent observations on mythology, royal ritual, biography, and the history of a great kingdom of the Classic Maya.