Time Among the Maya

Time Among the Maya Author Ronald Wright
ISBN-10 0802137288
Release 2000
Pages 453
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The Maya created one of the world's most brilliant civilizations, famous for its art, astronomy, and deep fascination with the mystery of time. Despite collapse in the ninth century, Spanish invasion in the sixteenth, and civil war in the twentieth, eight million people in Guatemala, Belize, and southern Mexico speak Mayan languages and maintain their resilient culture to this day. Traveling through Central America's jungles and mountains, Ronald Wright explores the ancient roots of the Maya, their recent troubles, and prospects for survival. Embracing history, anthropology, politics, and literature, Time Among the Maya is a riveting journey through past magnificence and the study of an enduring civilization with much to teach the present. "Wright's unpretentious narrative blends anthropology, archaeology, history, and politics with his own entertaining excursions and encounters." -- The New Yorker; "Time Among the Maya shows Wright to be far more than a mere storyteller or descriptive writer. He is an historical philosopher with a profound understanding of other cultures." -- Jan Morris, The Independent (London).

The Maya

The Maya Author Michael D. Coe
ISBN-10 0500291888
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 320
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Coe and Houston update this classic account of the New Worlds greatest ancient civilization, incorporating the most recent research in a fast-changing field. New discoveries of spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty; the Classic Maya themselves can be understood as occupants of royal courts, full of Machiavellian intrigue yet operating in close communion with gods and cosmos. Just-discovered texts at Xultun show a strong concern with astronomy and numerology, as well as evidence of lost books. Other finds include the discovery in an underwater cavern of the earliest known occupant of the region, the Hoyo Negro girl, and new evidence for the first architecture at Ceibal. The Maya highlights the vitality of current scholarship into this brilliant civilization.

Exploring the Life Myth and Art of the Maya

Exploring the Life  Myth  and Art of the Maya Author Timothy Laughton
ISBN-10 9781448848324
Release 2011-08
Pages 144
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Presents an introduction to Mayan civilization, discussing its history, politics, art, religion, literature, philosophy, military, gods, and heroes.

The Maya Book of Life

The Maya Book of Life Author Michael Owen
ISBN-10 9780473119898
Release 2011-03
Pages 520
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THE MAYA BOOK OF LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE XULTUN TAROT is the companion book to the Xultun Tarot Classic Edition. It explores the archetypes and alchemy of the major arcana of the Xultun Tarot through indigenous teachings and the analytical psychology of C G Jung and casts new light on the meaning of 2012. The Xultun Tarot was created by Peter Balin in 1976 based on images from Maya history and culture. Taken from a single painting, it is the only tarot deck where the major arcana form a complete picture. This picture is a symbolic image of the alchemical marriage of spirit and matter and a map of what Jung called the individuation process. Only 500 copies of the original Xultun Tarot were ever printed. Now Kahurangi Press (xultun.com) has recreated this classic, long out-of-print deck true to its original large size and vibrant colours together with a book that explains the profound symbolism of the cards. Michael Owen is a clinical psychologist in private practice and author of Jung and the Native American Moon Cycles. He lives in New Zealand.

Living Maya

Living Maya Author Walter F. Morris
ISBN-10 0810927454
Release 2000-05-01
Pages 224
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A text which documents the life of the Maya of today, a people who are the direct heirs to the Maya culture of Pre-Columbian times. The book covers the heritage of the Maya people, including their myths, legends and songs - and especially their weaving, which has survived for over 2000 years.

The Maya

The Maya Author Judith Lechner
ISBN-10 9781450907156
Release 2011
Pages 32
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"Explore the world of the ancient Maya"--Cover.

The Maya

The Maya Author Jane Shuter
ISBN-10 1432913301
Release 2008-08-01
Pages 32
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Presents an overview of the Mayan culture, discussing their government, religion, domestic life, recreation, occupations, entertainment, food, shelter, and clothing.

The Maya

The Maya Author Charles George
ISBN-10 1567117384
Release 2004
Pages 48
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Discusses the history, customs, and daily life of the Mayan people.

Discover the Maya

Discover the Maya Author Barbara Brannon
ISBN-10 9781410851499
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 24
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Read about the Maya, the jobs they had and why they were important.

The Maya of Morganton

The Maya of Morganton Author Leon Fink
ISBN-10 080786241X
Release 2003-11-20
Pages 272
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The arrival of several hundred Guatemalan-born workers in a Morganton, North Carolina, poultry plant sets the stage for this dramatic story of human struggle in an age of globalization. When laborers' concerns about safety and fairness spark a strike and, ultimately, a unionizing campaign at Case Farms, the resulting decade-long standoff pits a recalcitrant New South employer against an unlikely coalition of antagonists. Mayan refugees from war-torn Guatemala, Mexican workers, and a diverse group of local allies join forces with the Laborers union. The ensuing clash becomes a testing ground for "new labor" workplace and legal strategies. In the process, the nation's fastest-growing immigrant region encounters a new struggle for social justice. Using scores of interviews, Leon Fink gives voice to a remarkably resilient people. He shows that, paradoxically, what sustains these global travelers are the ties of local community. Whether one is finding a job, going to church, joining a soccer team, or building a union, kin and linguistic connections to the place of one's birth prove crucial in negotiating today's global marketplace. A story set at the intersection of globalization and community, two words not often linked, The Maya of Morganton addresses fundamental questions about the changing face of labor in the United States.

Maya for Travelers and Students

Maya for Travelers and Students Author Gary Bevington
ISBN-10 0292708122
Release 1995
Pages 239
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The Yucatan Peninsula draws many North American and European travelers each year to view the ruins of the pre-Columbian Classical Maya civilization and the abundant native flora and fauna. For these travelers, as well as armchair travelers and students, Gary Bevington has prepared the first general English-language introduction to Yucatec Maya, the native language of the people indigenous to the region. Written in nontechnical terms for learners who have a basic knowledge of simple Mexican Spanish, the book presents easily understood, practical information for anyone who would like to communicate with the Maya in their native language. In addition to covering the pronunciation and grammar of Maya, Bevington includes invaluable tips on learning indigenous languages "in the field." Most helpful are his discussions of the cultural and material worlds of the Maya, accompanied by essential words and expressions for common objects and experiences. A Maya-English-Spanish glossary with extensive usage examples and an English-Maya glossary conclude the book. Note: The supplemental audiocasette, Spoken Maya for Travelers and Students, is now available as a free download.

The Maya

The Maya Author Naida Kirkpatrick
ISBN-10 1403406065
Release 2002
Pages 64
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This series introduces readers to the lives of ancient peoples, including their social, econonomic, political, and cultural lives.

Maya History and Religion

Maya History and Religion Author John Eric Sidney Thompson
ISBN-10 0806122471
Release 1990
Pages 415
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In this volume, a distinguished Maya scholar seeks to correlate data from colonial writings and observations of the modern Indian with archaeological information in order to extend and clarify the panorama of Maya culture.

Empires of the Maya

Empires of the Maya Author Jill Rubalcaba
ISBN-10 9781438129525
Release 2009
Pages 161
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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, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location, and then explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. Delving into daily life, the book includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, technology, political organization, commerce, architecture, and the arts.

The History of the Maya

The History of the Maya Author Mary Ann Hoffman
ISBN-10 1404251480
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 32
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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.

The Maya

The Maya Author Peter Chrisp
ISBN-10 156847170X
Release 1994
Pages 32
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Describes the ancient civilization of the Maya which thrived over a thousand years ago, including their architecture, arts and crafts, writing, daily life, rulers, and warfare.

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World Author Lynn V. Foster
ISBN-10 9780816074808
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 417
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A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage of society, warfare, religion, architecture, astronomy, economy, writing and daily life.