BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory #
Believing that Maya studies today are "suffering from imbalance," J. Eric S. Thompson here approaches Maya history and religion from the standpoint of ethno-history. Present-day archaeologists often tend to restrict their curiosity to their excavations and social anthropologists to observe the modern Maya as members of a somewhat primitive society in an era of change. 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.
The shock of the Spanish Conquest was devastating to the Maya. Not only were they placed under the domination of a people uninterested in their ancient ways, but their religion was proscribed, they were removed from their familiar settlements into new areas, and new diseases were introduced which ravaged their civilization. In spite of these ordeals, the Maya have clung closely to the old ways, and Maya culture is still very much alive, though slowly giving way before modern technology and influences.
Topics discussed include Putun Maya expansion in Yucatan and the Pasión drainage, the depopulation of the Maya Central area at the time of the Conquest on account of newly introduced diseases, the location of the controversial eastern boundary of the Maya area, trade relations between the highlands and the lowlands, the use of hallucinatory drugs and tobacco, lowlands Maya religion, and the creation myths of the Maya in relation to those of other Middle American cultures.
Mr. Thompson's approach to Maya life will prove thought-provoking to archaeologists, ethnologists, historians, and all others interested in the ancient Maya civilization.
About the Author:
J. Eric S. Thompson, one of the world's foremost Maya scholars, is a veteran of archaeological field expeditions to southern Mexico and Central America. Associated with the Carnegie Institution of Washington for many years, he now lives near Cambridge, England, where he continues his investigations of Maya hieroglyphic writing. He is the author of A Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs and Maya Hieroglyphic Writing: An Introduction, both invaluable tools for Mayanists. His other books include The Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization, the classic account of the prehistoric Mayas, and Maya Archaeologist, the delightful story of his archaeological adventures. All are published by the University of Oklahoma Press.
Title: Maya History and Religion -
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Book Condition: BRAND NEW
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Paperback. Condition: LIKE NEW. Like new, very light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 2848543150
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Seller Inventory # G0806122471I4N00
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Seller Inventory # G0806122471I4N10
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Paperback. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0806122471I5N00
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press. Paperback. Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Seller Inventory # G0806122471I3N00
Book Description Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Seller Inventory # 34FA2W004CZU_ns
Book Description 1970, first paperback printing 1990. Mesoamerica, Native Americans. University of Oklahoma Press. 415p. fine paperback. Seller Inventory # 1102
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. The Civilization of the American Indian Series; 454 pages. Paperback in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 19368
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. Trade paperback. Condition: Very Good+. Civilization of the American Indian Series; 8.27 X 5.42 X 1.02 inches. Seller Inventory # 284182
Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. Paperback. Condition: Used: Very Good. 1990 paperback, no marks noted in text,AND AS ALWAYS SHIPPED IN 24 HOURS; and emailed to you a USPS tracking number on all orders; all books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing. PLEASE NOTE OVER SEAS BUYERS if the book extra large or heavy there will be additional postage due to the new US Postage rates. Seller Inventory # 110709008