The book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel / by Ralph L. Roys.
By: Roys, Ralph Loveland
Contributor(s): Hoíl, Juan José | Carnegie Institution of WashingtonPublisher: Washington, DC : Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1933.Description: viii, 229 p. : illus. (incl. coat of arms) 2 pl. (incl. fold. map) diagrs ; 29 cm.ISSN: n1
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A translation by Ralph L. Roys from the original Maya text. "The last and greatest of the Maya prophets was Chilam Balam. Balam in this case was probably the man's family name, and ... the name of his profession was prefixed to it as a title. Chilam Balam lived at Mani during the reign of Mochan Xiu [first half of the 16th century]": p. 186-187. "We know from internal evidence that the [Book of] Chilam Balam of Chumayel was compiled by Don Juan Josef Hoil of that town, as we find his name signed to a notation written in the same hand as the rest of the book and dated 1782." --Introd., p. 7.