Book: The Native Calendar of Central America and Mexico
Author: Daniel G. Brinton





The Native Calendar of Central America and Mexico By Daniel G. Brinton

Format: Free Scanned PDF
Pages (PDF): 72
Publication Date: 1893

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Summary:

Chapters include: Purpose and Method of the Inquiry; Geographic Extension of the Calendar System; Mathematical Basis of the Calendar. The 20 and 13-day Periods; The 5-day Periods and "Year-bearers"; The 7-day Periods; The Vague Solar Year; Methods of Divination by the Calendar; Calendar Festivals of the Modern Quiches; Where was the Calendar Invented, and by what Nation?; The Linguistic Analysis; Analysis of the Day-Names in the Maya, Tzental, Quiche, and Cakchiquel Dialects, and in the Zapotec and Nahuatl Languages; Analysis of the Month-Names in the Maya, Tzental, Quiche, and Cakchiquel Dialects, and in the Chapanec Language; The Symbolism of the Day-Names; and, General Symbolic Significance of the Calendar.


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