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  • The Maya and their Central American Neighboursby Geoffrey E Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of central Mexico. Seldom if ever are the Maya and their Central... more...

  • Embodied Lives:by Rosemary A. Joyce; Lynn M. Meskell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on insights from feminist theory, art history, phenomenology,... 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...

  • Making Spiritsby Diana Espirito Santo; Nico Tassi

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00

    The analysis of religion has often placed an emphasis on beliefs and ideologies, prioritizing these elements over those of the material world. Through the ethnographic analysis of a variety of contemporary religious practices, Making Spirits questions the presumed separation of spirit and matter, and sheds light on the dynamics between spiritual and... more...

  • Ancient Maya Political Dynamicsby Antonia E. Foias

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    Foias argues that there is no single Maya political history, but multiple histories, no single Maya state, but multiple polities that need to be understood at the level of the lived experience of individuals. She explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used... 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...

  • Ancient Maya Potteryby James John Aimers

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    The ancient Maya produced a broad range of ceramics that has attracted concerted scholarly attention for over a century. Pottery sherds--the most abundant artifacts recovered from sites--reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking traditions, and cultural exchange in Maya society. Today, nearly every Maya archaeologist... more...

  • 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...

  • Stone of Kingsby Gerard Helferich

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    A book perfectly timed for the re-setting of the Maya calendar in 2012.... Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade?the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans, and Maya?and the scientists, collectors, explorers and entrepreneurs who have been searching for the mythical... more...

  • Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinshipby Bradley E. Ensor

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    By contextualizing classes and their kinship behavior within the overall political economy, Crafting Prehispanic Maya Kinship provides an example of how archaeology can help to explain the formation of disparate classes and kinship patterns within an ancient state-level society. Bradley E. Ensor provides a new theoretical contribution to Maya... more...