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Diego De Landa and His Impact On Mayan History.

The following links are documents and articles that are to better understand De Landa's background and influence on Mayan history.

  • Excerpts between then mayor, Francisco Velázquez de Gijón and Diego de Landa that led to the famous burning of the Mayan Codexes.
  • Gives insight of how De Landa didn't destroy the Mayan civilization itself, he conserved it for the future.

Justifications in Spanish as to why De Landa committed the auto de fe, as well as his insight on the Mayan culture. (Spanish)

  • Background of how De Landa got to Mexico
  • Struggles he had to convert Indians -Significance of his writings
  • De Landa's take on translating the Mayan language
  • Documentation of Mayan religion and culture
  • Includes Mayan hieroglyphics