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Acta Mesoamericana

Vol. 1, 1987 (out of print)
Hinz, Eike
Discursos en Mexicano: Alltagsleben am Hof von Tetzcoco in vorspanischer und frühkolonialer Zeit. 159 pp., 12 b/w pls., softcover, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-924332-02-9.
Original list price € 47,50.

Vol. 2, 1987 (out of print)
Treiber, Hannelore
Studien zur Katunserie der Pariser Mayahandschrift. 99 pp., 4 figs., 45 tabs., 10 b/w pls., softcover, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-924332-03-7.
€ 40,00

Vol. 3, 1990 (out of print)
Grube, Nikolai
Die Entwicklung der Mayaschrift: Grundlagen zur Erforschung des Wandels der Mayaschrift von der Protoklassik bis zur spanischen Eroberung. xiii + 156 pp., 29 figs., 4 tabs., 50 pls., softcover, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-924332-05-3.
€ 45,00

Vol. 4, 1990
Dyckerhoff, Ursula & Hanns J. Prem
Toponyme und Ethnonyme im Klassischen Aztekischen. ix + 102 pp., 14 tabs. and figs., softcover, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-924332-06-1.
€ 45,00

Vol. 5, 1998
Saurwein, Anton
Tepanekische Hegemonie und frühe aztekische Expansion: Historische Erkenntnisse mit Hilfe glyphischer Quellen. ix+180pp., ills., cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-931419-00-2.
€ 48,00

Vol. 6, 1993 (out of print)
Göbel, Barbara
Die Anfänge des Bodenbaus in Mesoamerika und Südamerika: Quellenkritik und Analyse von Erklärungsmodellen. 466pp., ills., cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-924335-10-X.
€ 68,00

Vol. 7, 1998 (2nd edition)
Prem, Hanns J. (ed.)
Hidden Among Hills: Maya Archaeology of the Northwestern Yucatan Peninsula. Contributions of the International Maler-Symposium, Bonn 1990. viii+436 pp., ills., maps, cloth, size 21×29,5 cm, ISBN 3-924332-09-6.
€ 68,00

Vol. 8, 1995
Grube, Nikolai (ed.)
The Emergence of Lowland Maya Civilization: The Transition from the Preclassic to the Early Classic. A Conference at Hildesheim, Germany, November 1992. vii+194 pp., ills., maps, cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-931419-01-0.
€ 48,00

Vol. 9, 2002 (2nd revised edition)
Gubler, Ruth & Ueli Hostettler (eds.)
The Fragmented Present: Mesoamerican Societies Facing Modernization. xiv+180 pp., ills., maps, cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-931419-02-9.
€ 48,00

Vol. 10, 2000
Colas, Pierre R., Kai Delvendahl, Marcus Kuhnert & Annette Schubart (eds.)
The Sacred and the Profane. Architecture and Identity in the Maya Lowlands. 3rd European Maya Conference, University of Hamburg, November 1998. viii+220pp., ills., maps, cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-931419-04-5.
€ 48,00

Vol. 11, 2000 (out of print)
Gabriel, Marianne
Rituale der Maya. Elemente und Struktur agrarischer Zeremonien und deren Bedeutung für die Mayabauern Ost-Yukatans. vi+363pp., cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-931419-05-3.
€ 58,00

Vol. 12, 2001 (out of print)
Hostettler, Ueli, and Matthew Restall (eds.)
Maya Survivalism. xiv+325pp., cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-931419-06-1.
€ 68,00

Vol. 13, 2003
Scherres, Hedda E.
Wir opfern für das Leben. Studien zu Opferritualen und zur Lebenswelt der Xonakatekos in Mexiko. 291pp., cloth, size 21×29,5cm, ISBN 3-931419-09-6.
€ 58,00

Vol. 14, 2004
Graña-Behrens, Daniel, Nikolai Grube, Christian M. Prager, Frauke Sachse, Stefanie Teufel, Elisabeth Wagner (eds.)
Continuity and Change. Maya Religious Practices in Temporal Perspective. 5th European Maya Conference, University of Bonn, December 2000. viii+232pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-10-X.
€ 56,00

Vol. 15, 2004
Colas, Pierre Robert
Sinn und Bedeutung Klassischer Maya-Personennamen. Typologische Analyse von Anthroponymphrasen in den Hieroglyphen- Inschriften der Klassischen Maya-kultur als Beitrag zur Allgemeinen Onomastik. xxxv+433pp., english summary, CD-ROM, cloth, size 21 x 29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-11-8.
€ 78,00

Vol. 16, 2006
Colas, Pierre R., Geneviève LeFort, Bodil Liljefors Persson (eds.)
Jaws of the Underworld. Life, Death, and Rebirth Among the Ancient Maya. 7th European Maya Conference, The British Museum, London, November 2002. ix+114pp., cloth, size 21x2.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-6.
€ 45,00

Vol. 17, 2006
Gronemeyer, Sven
The Maya Site of Tortuguero, Tabasco, Mexico. Its History and Inscriptions. viii+212pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-13-4.
€ 56,00

Vol. 18, 2006
Valencia Rivera, Rogelio, and Geneviève LeFort (eds.)
Sacred Books, Sacred Languages: Two Thousand Years of Ritual and Religious Maya Literature. 8th European Maya Conference, Madrid, November 2003. viii+225pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-14-2.
€ 58,00

Vol. 19, 2006
Sachse, Frauke (ed.)
Maya Ethnicity: The Construction of Ethnic Identity from Preclassic to Modern Times. 9th European Maya Conference, Bonn, December 2004. vi+267pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-10-X.
€ 62,00

Vol. 20, 2009
Le Fort, Geneviève, Raphael Gardiol, Sebastian Matteo and Christophe Helmke (eds.)
The Maya and their Sacred Narratives: Text and Context in Maya Mythologies. 12th European Maya Conference, Geneva, December 2007. vi+205pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-16-9.
€ 56,00

Vol. 21, 2010
Merk, Stephan
The Long Silence. Sabana Piletas and its Neighbours: An Archaeological Survey of Maya Puuc Ruins in Northeastern Campeche, Mexico. With contributions by Antonio Benavides Castillo, Daniel Graña-Behrens, Nikolai Grube, Karl Herbert Mayer, Carlos Pallán Gayol and Julie Patrois. 355pp., cloth, size 21x29.5 cm, ISBN 3-931419-17-7
€ 78,00

Vol. 22, 2010
van Broekhoven, Laura, Rogelio Valencia Rivera, Benjamin Vis and Frauke Sachse (eds.)
The Maya and their Neighbours. Internal and External Contacts Through Time. 10th European Maya Conference, Leiden, December 2005. 149pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-18-5.
€ 48,00

Vol. 23, 2011
Isendahl, Christian and Bodil Liljefors Persson (eds.)
Ecology, Power, and Religion in Maya Landscapes. 11th European Maya Conference, Malmö, December 2006. 236pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-19-X.
€ 58,00

Vol. 24, 2012
Nondédéo, Philippe and Alain Breton (eds.)
Maya Daily Lives. 13th European Maya Conference, Paris, December 2008. vi+206pp., cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-23-1.
€ 56,00

Vol. 25, 2013
Gronemeyer, Sven
The Monuments and Inscriptions of Tamarindito, Peten, Guatemala. iv+119pp., cloth, size 21×29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-24-X.
€ 48,00

Vol. 26, 2013
Nielsen, Jesper and Christophe Helmke
The Maya in a Mesoamerican Context: Comparative Approaches to Maya Studies. 16th European Maya Conference, Copenhagen, December 2011. vi+208 pp., cloth, size 21×29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-25-8.
€ 62,00

Vol. 27, 2014
Christophe Helmke and Frauke Sachse
A Celebration of the Life and Work of Pierre Robert Colas. iv+399 pp., cloth, size 21×29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-26-6.
€ 50,00

Vol. 28, 2015
Kettunen, Harri, and Christophe Helmke (eds.) and Rosa-Maria Worm Danbo (ed. assistant)
On Methods: How We Know What We Think We Know about the Maya. vi+132 pp., cloth, size 21×29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-27-4.
€ 50,00

Fuentes Mesoamericanas

Vol. 1, 1997 (out of print)
Vayhinger-Scheer, Temis (ed.)
Fray Andrés de Avendaño y Loyola: "Relación de las dos entradas que hice a la conversión de los gentiles ytzáex, y cehaches." xviii + 84 pp., maps, softcover, size 21×29.5 cm. ISBN 3-931419-80-0.
€ 30,00

This sympathetic eyewitness report is a comprehensive primary source on the last independent Maya who were able to evade domination by the Spaniards until 1697. Avendaño gives an account of the two journeys he undertook in the years 1695 and 1696 in order to convert the Itza Maya. In January 1696 this led him to the capital of the Itza on an island in the middle of Lake Peten. His report abounds in rich descriptions of geography, geology, ecology, flora and fauna. The edition includes historical background, bibliography and index. As Nikolai Grube remarks in the preface: "For those wishing to conduct a critical analysis of Avendaño and his influence on later historians, access to the original Spanish text is an absolute must."

Vol. 2, 1999
Klaus, Susanne
Anales de Tlatelolco. Los manuscritos 22 y 22bis de la Bibliothèque de France. 201pp., softcover, size 21×29.5 cm, ISBN 3-931419-81-9.
€ 36,00

The five early Nahuatl documents known as Anales de Tlatelolco dealing with Aztec migration toward the Valley of Mexico, the dynasties of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco and the Tepanec capital Azcapotzalco, and the Spanish conquest, are transcribed precisely from the original manuscripts (today in the French Bibliothèque Nacional) and translated accurately into Spanish. In a Spanish introduction the author investigates the relation of the different manuscripts, their structure and scribes, and time of origin of this primary source. In appendices the reports are compared thematically, the chronology of Aztec rulers and migration sites are listed.

Vol. 3, 2001
Ruhnau, Elke (ed.)
Domingo de San Antón Muñon Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin: Diferentes Historias Originales. 2 vols., 310+405 pp., cloth, size 21×29.5 cm, ISBN 3-931419-83-5.
€ 106,00

The two volumes contain a complete transcription and German translation of the eight relations of Chimalpahin's Diferentes Historias Originales. Extended English summary (45pp.), Nahuatl glossary, index, and bibliography are added.

Vol. 4, 2001
Ahrndt, Wiebke (ed.)
Edición crítica de la Relación de la Nueva España y de la Breve y sumaria relación escritas por Alonso de Zorita. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico / Universität Bonn. 357pp., size 21×27 cm, ISBN 3-931419-82-7.
€ 45,00

No. 5, 2004
Sachse, Frauke
Maldonado de Matos, Manuel: "Arte de la lengua szinca." 138pp., size 21x27cm, ISBN 3-931419-89-4.
€ 40,00

No. 6, 2013
Bock, Claudia
Fray Francisco Ximénez und das Popol Vuh. Transkription und Analyse traditioneller Mythen der K’iche’ 250pp., 22 ill., 1 CD, cloth, size 21x29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-89-4.
€ 78,00

Mexicon Occasional Publications

No. 1, 1990 (out of print)
Mayer, Karl Herbert
The Stelae and Inscriptions of Sacul, Guatemala. 22pp., 23 b/w photographs, softcover, 21×29.5cm, ISBN 3-924332-07-X.

No. 2, 1994
Mayer, Karl Herbert
Maya Inscriptions from Hobomo, Campeche, Mexico. 34pp., 17 b/w photographs, softcover, 21×29.5cm, ISBN 3-924332-15-0.
€ 9,00

No. 3, 1995 (out of print)
Vayhinger-Scheer, Temis (ed.)
Fray Andrés de Avendaño y Loyola: Relación... Now available as Fuentes Mesoamericanas, Vol. 1

No. 4, 1997
Siis Ib'ooy, Nikt'e María J. & Frauke Sachse
K'ichee' Achi. Grammatikübersicht und Vokabular. 157pp., 21×29.5cm, ISBN 3-931419-21-5.
€ 21,00

Maya Monuments: Sculptures of Unknown Provenance

by Karl Herbert Mayer

This corpus of unprovenanced Maya Monuments describes and illustrates carved stone sculptures or fragments, presently residing widely scattered in institutional or private collections all over the world. Most of these stone monuments are published in the catalogue series for the first time.

Vol. 3, 1984 (out of print)
Maya Monuments: Sculptures of Unknown Provenance in Middle America. 122 pp. text, 205 full-page b/w plates, featuring 257 illustrations (244 photographs, 10 drawings, 3 rubbings), softcover, size 21 x 29.5 cm, ISBN 3-924332-00-2.
€ 36,00

Vol. 4, 1987
Maya Monuments: Sculptures of Unknown Provenance, Supplement 1. 62 pp. text, 204 full-page b/w plates, featuring 261 illustrations (240 photographs, 21 drawings), softcover, size 21 x 29.5 cm, ISBN 3-924332-01-0.
€ 69,00

Vol. 5, 1989
Maya Monuments: Sculptures of Unknown Provenance, Supplement 2. 64 pp. text, 196 full-page b/w plates, featuring 244 illustrations (184 photographs, 50 drawings, 10 rubbings), softcover, size 21 x 29.5 cm, ISBN 3-924332-04-5.
€ 43,00

Vol. 6, 1991 (out of print)
Maya Monuments: Sculptures of Unknown Provenance, Supplement 3. 89 pp. text, 241 full-page b/w plates, featuring 320 illustrations (262 photographs, 51 drawings, 7 rubbings), softcover, size 21 x 29.5 cm, ISBN 3-924332-08-8.
€ 61,00

Vol. 7, 1995
Maya Monuments: Sculptures of Unknown Provenance, Supplement 4. 113 pp. text, 268 full-page b/w plates, featuring 360 illustrations (263 photographs, 93 drawings, 4 rubbings), softcover, size 21 x 29.5 cm, ISBN 3-901519-01-7.
€ 72,00

Maya Miscellaneous Texts

by Karl Herbert Mayer

This first fascicle of an ongoing publication project devoted to the corpus of miscellaneous hieroglyphic texts describes and illustrates Maya inscriptions on minor objects of known and unknown provenance presently residing in two public collections in the United Kingdom.

No. 1, 1997
Maya Miscellaneous Texts in British Museums. 44 pp. text, 24 figs. (11 b/w photographs, 13 drawings), softcover, size 21 x 29.5 cm, Graz. ISBN 3-901519-04-1
€ 18,00

The Hieroglyphic Stairway 1 at Edzna, Campeche, Mexico

by Karl Herbert Mayer

This is the first and complete documentation of the Late Classic Hieroglyphic Stairway 1 at Edzna. All Maya glyphs are represented in to-scale black-and-white photographs and corresponding line drawings. In addition, three inscribed limestone panels, Edzna Miscellaneous Sculptures 6, 7, and 9, attributed to this stairway, are described and illustrated. The line drawings were created by Sven Gronemeyer, University of Bonn, Germany. This is a strictly limited edition.

The Hieroglyphic Stairway 1 at Edzna, Campeche, Mexico. 44 pp.: 23 pp. text, 2 maps, 1 plan, 1 diagram, 82 b/w photographs, 77 line drawings, soft cover, size 21 x 29.5 cm, Graz. ISBN 3-901519-15-7. 2004.
€ 26,00