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  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 01 February 1999
  • ISBN : 9780804765008
  • Page : 476 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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This pathbreaking work is a social and cultural history of the Maya peoples of the province of Yucatan in colonial Mexico, spanning the period from shortly after the Spanish conquest of the region to its incorporation as part of an independent Mexico. Instead of depending on the Spanish sources and perspectives that have formed the basis of previous scholarship on colonial Yucatan, the author aims to give a voice to the Maya themselves, basing his analysis entirely on his translations of hundreds of Yucatec Maya notarial documents—from libraries and archives in Mexico, Spain, and the United States—most of which have never before received scholarly attention. These documents allow the author to reconstruct the social and cultural world of the Maya municipality, or cah, the self-governing community where most Mayas lived and which was the focus of Maya social and political identity. The first two parts of the book examine the ways in which Mayas were organized and differentiated from each other within the community, and the discussion covers such topics as individual and group identities, sociopolitical organization, political factionalism, career patterns, class structures, household and family patterns, inheritance, gender roles, sexuality, and religion. The third part explores the material environment of the cah, emphasizing the role played by the use and exchange of land, while the fourth part describes in detail the nature and significance of the source documentation, its genres and its language. Throughout the book, the author pays attention to the comparative contexts of changes over time and the similarities or differences between Maya patterns and those of other colonial-era Mesoamericans, notably the Nahuas of central Mexico.

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The Maya World

The Maya World
  • Author : Matthew Restall
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-02-01
  • ISBN : 9780804765008
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This pathbreaking work is a social and cultural history of the Maya peoples of the province of Yucatan in colonial Mexico, spanning the period from shortly after the Spanish conquest of the region to its incorporation as part of an independent Mexico. Instead of depending on the Spanish sources and perspectives that have formed the basis of previous scholarship on colonial Yucatan, the author aims to give a voice to the Maya themselves, basing his analysis entirely on his translations

The Maya Forest Garden

The Maya Forest Garden
  • Author : Anabel Ford,Ronald Nigh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781315417929
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The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of Classic Maya civilization occurred because its population grew too large and dense to be supported by primitive neotropical farming methods, resulting in debilitating famines and internecine struggles. Using research on contemporary Maya farming techniques and important new archaeological research, Ford and Nigh refute this Malthusian explanation of events in ancient Central America and posit a radical alternative theory. The authors-show that ancient Maya farmers developed ingenious, sustainable woodland techniques to cultivate numerous

Ancient Maya Politics

Ancient Maya Politics
  • Author : Simon Martin
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-18
  • ISBN : 9781108483889
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With new readings of ancient texts, Ancient Maya Politics unlocks the long-enigmatic political system of the Classic Maya.

The History of the Maya

The History of the Maya
  • Author : Mary Ann Hoffman
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • ISBN : 1404251480
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Presents an introduction to the concept of using computational skills in problem solving, and contains an overview of the history of the Mayan people of Mexico, including information on their society, economy, architecture, mathematics, and writing.

Empires of the Maya

Empires of the Maya
  • Author : Jill Rubalcaba,Angela Keller
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781438129525
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Long before European boats reached the shores of the Americas, sophisticated civilizations had already developed throughout the continents. The empire of the Maya, located in modern Mexico and Central America, influenced civilization there for centuries. The ancient Maya had fully developed the idea of the calendar, detailed a writing system, pioneered new ideas in agriculture, and built towering palaces and temples that still stand today. Empire of the Ancient Maya gives a brief summary of the history of the empire,

Reading the Maya Glyphs (Second Edition)

Reading the Maya Glyphs (Second Edition)
  • Author : Michael D. Coe,Mark Van Stone
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 2005-06-17
  • ISBN : 9780500773338
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The breaking of the Maya code has completely changed our knowledge of this ancient civilization, and has revealed the Maya people's long and vivid history. Decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing has progressed to the point where most Maya written texts—whether inscribed on monuments, written in the codices, or painted or incised on ceramics—can now be read with confidence. In this practical guide, first published in 2001, Michael D. Coe, the noted Mayanist, and Mark Van Stone, an accomplished calligrapher,

The Maya

The Maya
  • Author : Megan E. O’Neil
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2022-07-06
  • ISBN : 9781789145519
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An illuminating look at the myriad communities who have engaged with the ancient Maya over the centuries. This book reveals how the ancient Maya—and their buildings, ideas, objects, and identities—have been perceived, portrayed, and exploited over five hundred years in the Americas, Europe, and beyond. Engaging in interdisciplinary analysis, the book summarizes ancient Maya art and history from the preclassical period to the Spanish invasion, as well as the history of outside engagement with the ancient Maya, from

The Maya

The Maya
  • Author : Louise Spilsbury
  • Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Release Date : 2018-07-15
  • ISBN : 9781538225561
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Nestled in the rainforest, the Maya were an incredibly advanced civilization for their time. They created amazing inventions to help them thrive in such an intense environment. This book introduces their amazing culture, teaching readers about topics such as Maya beliefs, their daily life, and even the interesting games they played. Then, readers get the chance to examine artifacts left behind from the civilization and draw their own conclusions based on what they've learned so far. Readers are immersed in

The Proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop

The Proceedings of the Maya Hieroglyphic Workshop
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : IND:30000096151653
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The Maya Prophecy

The Maya Prophecy
  • Author : P. A. Faber
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-03-28
  • ISBN : 9781469792118
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According to Mayan prophecy, the world will end December 21, 2012. It is a mystery how the Mayans came to this conclusion; it is also a mystery how to stop certain doom. But in all their wisdom, is there a possibility that the Mayans knew how to postpone the end of the world? If so, could there be an ancient text that reveals the answer archaeologists seek? Anthropologist Kate OHara thinks so. She and a team of fellow academics stumble upon a

Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscripts

Representation of Deities of the Maya Manuscripts
  • Author : Paul Schellhas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • ISBN : HARVARD:FL2EMF
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The Maya Tropical Forest

The Maya Tropical Forest
  • Author : James D. Nations
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2006-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780292713185
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The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. It has been home to the Maya peoples for nearly four millennia, starting around 1800 BC. Ancient cities in the rainforest such as Palenque, Yaxchilan, Tikal, and Caracol draw thousands of tourists and scholars seeking to learn more about the prehistoric Maya. Their contemporary descendants, the modern

The Maya Chronicles

The Maya Chronicles
  • Author : Daniel Garrison Brinton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1882
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590667840
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The Maya and Teotihuacan

The Maya and Teotihuacan
  • Author : Geoffrey E. Braswell
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-21
  • ISBN : 9780292783263
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Since the 1930s, archaeologists have uncovered startling evidence of interaction between the Early Classic Maya and the great empire of Teotihuacan in Central Mexico. Yet the exact nature of the relationship between these two ancient Mesoamerican civilizations remains to be fully deciphered. Many scholars have assumed that Teotihuacan colonized the Maya region and dominated the political or economic systems of certain key centers—perhaps even giving rise to state-level political organizations. Others argue that Early Classic rulers merely traded with

Animal Figures in the Maya Codices

Animal Figures in the Maya Codices
  • Author : Alfred Marston Tozzer,Glover Morrill Allen
  • Publisher : Corinthian Press
  • Release Date : 1910
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044107336646
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