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.

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.

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya

Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya Author Walter R. T. Witschey
ISBN-10 9780759122864
Release 2015-12-24
Pages 540
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Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya offers an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception around 3000 BC to the Spanish Conquest after AD 1600. Over two hundred entries written by more than sixty researchers explore subjects ranging from food, clothing, and shelter to the sophisticated calendar and now-deciphered Maya writing system. They bring special attention to environmental concerns and climate variation; fresh understandings of shifting power dynamics and dynasties; and the revelations from emerging field techniques (such as LiDAR remote sensing) and newly explored sites (such as La Corona, Tamchen, and Yaxnohkah). This one-volume reference is an essential companion for students studying ancient civilizations, as well as a perfect resource for those planning to visit the Maya area. Cross-referencing, topical and alphabetical lists of entries, and a comprehensive index help readers find relevant details. Suggestions for further reading conclude each entry, while sidebars profile historical figures who have shaped Maya research. Maps highlight terrain, archaeological sites, language distribution, and more; over fifty photographs complement the volume.

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 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.

Bridges The Maya

Bridges  The Maya Author Judith V. Lechner
ISBN-10 9781450928120
Release 2011
Pages 32
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Learn about the history of the Mays, including the everyday life of the Maya people and the achievements made them a great civilization.

The Maya and Teotihuacan

The Maya and Teotihuacan Author Geoffrey E. Braswell
ISBN-10 9780292783263
Release 2009-07-21
Pages 441
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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 Teotihuacan and skillfully manipulated its imported exotic goods and symbol sets to increase their prestige. Moving beyond these traditional assumptions, the contributors to this volume present extensive new evidence from archaeology, iconography, and epigraphy to offer a more nuanced understanding of the interaction between the Early Classic Maya and Teotihuacan. Investigating a range of Maya sites, including Kaminaljuyu, Copán, Tikal, Altun Ha, and Oxkintok, they demonstrate that the influence of Teotihuacan on the Maya varied in nature and duration from site to site, requiring a range of models to explain the patterns of interaction. Moreover, they show that the interaction was bidirectional and discuss how the Maya in turn influenced Teotihuacan.

The Maya World

The Maya World Author Lisa Trumbauer
ISBN-10 9781410846327
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 32
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Read about the people, culture, traditions, and beliefs of the ancient Maya civilization.

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.

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 Mayan in the Mall

The Mayan in the Mall Author J. T. Way
ISBN-10 9780822351313
Release 2012-04-16
Pages 310
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This twentieth-century history of Guatemala begins with an analysis of the Grand Tikal Futura, a postmodern shopping mall with a faux-Mayan facade that is surrounded by a landscape of gated subdivisions, evangelical churches, motels, Kaqchikel-speaking villages, and some of the most poverty-stricken ghettos in the hemisphere.

Children of the Maya

Children of the Maya Author Brent K. Ashabranner
ISBN-10 IND:30000004339549
Release 1986
Pages 97
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Examines the plight of Mayans who have fled the violent political situation in Guatemala and settled in a community in southern Florida.

Foods of the Maya

Foods of the Maya Author Nancy Gerlach
ISBN-10 0826328768
Release 2002
Pages 117
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Pompano tamales. Shrimp enchiladas. Candied sweet papaya. These are some of the foods whose recipes reside in the pages of Nancy and Jeffrey Gerlach's Foods of the Maya. The authors have spent years traveling throughout Mexico, familiarizing themselves with the cultures and cuisines of the people they have encountered. They created this cookbook to bring the flavors of the Yucatán to tables north of the border. In an easy-to-follow format, Foods of the Maya provides handy background and travel information about the region and some of its ruins before dipping into the ninety-one recipes included here, organized according to meal course. There are recipes that will suit most everyone's palate, from sauces and salsas to soups and sausages; from vegetarian and meat appetizers and main dishes to simple drinks and desserts. Each section begins with a brief description of the course and the types of food involved. The recipes are clear and easy to understand--one need not be a trained chef with a vast kitchen to create a tasty Yucatecan meal. Foods of the Maya incorporates an array of cooking tips and techniques and a brief glossary of terms to help in food preparation--the authors have ensured that ingredients for their recipes are readily available at local food stores. This edition also includes an introduction by historian Jeffrey Pilcher which helps familiarize readers with the history and cultures of the Yucatán peninsula. So the next time you get a hankering for something different, you might consider cooking up a platter of Yucatán ribs or preparing a bowl of chayote pudding. Take a short trip to the Yucatán--without leaving your kitchen.