Mesoamerican Literature - Post Conquest Literatures Written in Latin Script - Collections of Disparate Treatises

Collections of Disparate Treatises

Not all specimina of native literature can be readily classified. A prime example of this are the Yucatec Mayan Books of Chilam Balam, mentioned above for their historical content, but also containing treatises on medical lore, astrology, etc. Although clearly belonging to Maya literature, they are profoundly syncretic in nature.

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