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  • John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwoodby Peter O. Koch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Daring exploits and astounding achievements were common for two 19th century adventurers--John Lloyd Stephens, a New York lawyer and best-selling author, and Frederick Catherwood, a London architect and renowned topographical artist. Separately, these explorers covered much of the same ground, touring Italy, Greece, Egypt, Arabia, and the Holy Land... more...

  • Los mayasby Bernard Baudouin

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    En la región que se extiende desde Chiapas hasta El Salvador, desde el litoral de Tabasco hasta Belice y Honduras, y en la península de Yucatán, los mayas construyeron una civilización brillante, que durante siglos alcanzó un gran nivel intelectual y cultural. Esta obra nos descubre esta civilización lejana y nos presenta: los orígenes de la cultura... more...

  • Maya Medicineby Marianna Kunow

    University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    The entire process of traditional healing is examined in a small town in the Yucatán Peninsula near the ruins of Chichén Itzá, including the use of medicinal plants, massage, and ritual. more...

  • For Every Indio Who Fallsby Betsy Konefal

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    By following indigenous organizing experiences at multiple levels--local, regional, national, and international--this book explores how some Mayas became involved in political activism and opposition to a repressive state. more...

  • The Maya of Modernismby Jesse Lerner

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery. more...

  • The Maya World of Communicating Objectsby Miguel Astor-Aguilera

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Astor-Aguilera argues that the western concept of religion and religious objects is not the framework for understanding Mayan cosmology or practice. more...

  • Maya Among the Starsby Brian Longworth

    Publish Green 2013; US$ 12.95

    A collection of travel tales in which the author visits parts of Guatemala and Mexico that were inhabited centuries ago by ancient civilizations, Maya Among the Stars strikes a balance between the ancient and present culture. The author's humorous approach to today's culture provides comic relief for his hypothesis. His fluency in Spanish enables... more...

  • Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries: Social Categories and Lived Identity in the Yucatanby Peter Hervik

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Mayan People Within and Beyond Boundaries explores the Maya of Yucatan, the Maya of academic institutions and the Maya of the tourist industry. It examines the interplay between the local and the external, academic categories of the Maya, and seeks to transcend the paradoxical and incongruent relationship between the social spaces that breathe life... more...

  • Heritage or Heresyby Cameron Jean Walker

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    How can we effectively interpret and present one culture to another without stereotypes or over-simplifications? What is the best way to present an authoritative version of a national heritage without also endangering ancient sites or being insensitive to the local customs, beliefs, and religious practices of the indigenous peoples?   ... more...

  • Maya Roadsby Mary Jo McConahay

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Drawing upon three decades of working, traveling, and living in Central America?s remote and dangerous landscapes, this memoir chronicles a journalist?s fascinating experiences with the people, politics, archaeology, and species of the rainforest, the cradle of Mayan civilization. The intense beauty of the forest, the fantastic locales, the ancient... more...