James L Mondloch

Thirty-Eight Lessons

Revised Edition

James L. Mondloch is adjunct professor at the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico, where he founded the K'iche' Maya Oral History Project, a digitized collection of more than one hundred oral histories gathered in the municipios of Nahualá and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in Sololá, Guatemala during the 1960s and 1970s. He has co-translated and annotated several sixteenth century K'ichee' documents, including El Título de Totonicapán, El Título Yax, and El Título K'oyoy in collaboration with Robert Carmack.

Other translations of the Popol Wuj had already been published, but upon examining a number of these works, I was convinced there was still a need to clarify many of the document’s many unresolved errors and obscurities.