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  • Xuxub Must Dieby Paul Sullivan

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 25.95

    Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death. In 1875 an American plantation manager... more...

  • Inventing Western Civilizationby Thomas C. Patterson

    Monthly Review Press 1997; US$ 13.60

    "In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society." --Martin Bernal Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe.... more...

  • Die Prophezeihung der Mayaby Jochen Arms

    tredition 2012; US$ 2.76

    Die Sonne steht dann in einer Linie mit dem Zentrum der Milchstraße. Die Welt geht unter. Ein Transit, das ist ein seltenes astronomisches Ereignis, das in jedem Jahrhundert nur zwei Mal vorkommt. Am 21. Dezember werden 198 Tage seit dem letzten Transit der Venus am 6. Juni vergangen sein. Die Maya kannten den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Transit der... more...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles W. Golden; Greg Borgstede

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.00

    This book presents the current state of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the last 100 years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field. more...

  • The Ancient Mayaby Heather McKillop

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    This is an introduction to the Mayan civilization, including new interpretations and ongoing controversies. The book features examples of artifacts such as the murals of Bonampak and the Hieroglyphic Stairway of Copan. more...

  • Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourselfby Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 11.95

    The amazing accomplishments of the ancient Maya as well as the Maya currently living in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula are highlighted in this collection of 25 creative, educational, hands-on projects. Covering everything from the 20-base numbering system to the Maya's extensive trade relationships, kids learn about appeasing the gods with a "jade" ceremonial... more...

  • Dwelling, Identity, and the Mayaby Scott R. Hutson

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 79.99

    This book offers a new perspective on the ancient Maya that emphasizes the importance of dwelling as a social practice. Using excavations of ancient Chunchucmil as a case study, it investigates how Maya personhood was structured and transformed in and beyond the domestic sphere and examines the role of the past in the production of contemporary Maya... more...

  • Mayas in Postwar Guatemalaby Walter E. Little; David Stoll; Brenda Rosenbaum; Timothy J. Smith; Abigail E Adams; J Jailey Philpot-Munson; Edward F. Fischer; Robert M. Carmack; Judith M Maxwell; Jennifer Burrell; Jose Oscar Barrera Nunez; Barbara Bocek; Monica DeHart; Peter Benson; Liliana Goldin; Timothy J. Smith

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Like the original Harvest of Violence , published in 1988, this volume reveals how the contemporary Mayas contend with crime, political violence, internal community power struggles, and the broader impact of transnational economic and political policies in Guatemala. However, this work, informed by long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan communities... more...

  • Heritage or Heresyby Cameron Jean Walker

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    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? This volume... more...

  • Empires of the Mayaby Jill Rubalcaba

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Gives a summary of the history of the Maya Empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. This book explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. It includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, political organization, and the arts. more...