Diego de Landa

Diego de Landa Calderón, O.F.M. (12 November 1524 – 29 April 1579) was a Spanish Franciscan bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yucatán. He led a campaign against idolatry and human sacrifice. In doing so, he burned Maya manuscripts (codices) which contained knowledge of Maya religion and civilization, and the history of the American continent. Nonetheless, his work in documenting and researching the Maya was indispensable in achieving the current understanding of their culture, to the degree that one scholar asserted that "ninety-nine percent of what we today know of the Mayas, we know as the result either of what Landa has told us in the pages that follow, or have learned in the use and study of what he told". Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Landa, Diego de, 1524-1579
    Published 1973
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    by Landa, Diego de, 1524-1579
    Published 1941
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    by Landa, Diego de, 1524-1579
    Published 1975
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    by Landa, Diego de, 1524-1579
    Published 1978
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    by Landa, Diego de, 1524-1579
    Published 1985
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    by Landa, Diego de, 1524-1579
    Published 1955
    Book
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