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Mayan Civilization

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the Mayan Civilization.


Six Superlative Sources

· Adams, Richard. The Origins of Maya Civilization. University of New Mexico Press, 1977.

· Coe, Michael. The Maya. Thames and Hudson, 1993.

· Gonzalez, Gaspar Pedro. A Mayan Life. Yax Te' Press, 1995.

· Menchú, Rigoberta. I, Rigoberta Menchú: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Verso, 1984.

· Tedlock, Dennis. The Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life. Simon and Schuster, 1996.

· Wolf, Eric. Sons of the Shaking Earth. University of Chicago Press, 1959.

Other Excellent Sources

· Annis, Sheldon. God and Production in a Guatemalan Town. University of Texas Press, 1987.

· Bricker, Victoria Reifler. Indian Christ, Indian King: The Historical Substrate of Maya Myth and Ritual. University of Texas Press, 1981.

· Carlsen, Robert. The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town. University of Texas Press, 1997.

· Carmack, Robert. Rebels of Highland Guatemala: The Quicheí-Mayas of Momostenango. University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

· Farris, Nancy. Maya Society under Colonial Rule. Princeton University Press, 1984.

· Fischer, Edward, and R. McKenna Brown. Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala. University of Texas Press, Institute of Latin American Studies, 1996.

· Friedel, David, Linda Schele, and Joy Parker. Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path. William Morrow, 1993.

· Gossen, Gary. Chamulas in the World of the Sun: Time and Space in a Maya Oral Tradition. Harvard University Press, 1974.

· Hill, Robert M. Colonial Cakchiquels. Holt, Rinehart, 1991.

· Hill, Robert M., and John Monaghan. Continuities in Highland Maya Social Organization. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987.

· Jones, Grant D. Maya Resistance to Spanish Rule: Time and History on a Colonial Frontier. University of New Mexico Press, 1989.

· Nash, Manning. Machine Age Maya: The Industrialization of a Guatemalan Community. The University of Chicago Press, 1958.

· Restall, Matthew. Maya Conquistador. Beacon Press, 1998.

· Restall, Matthew. The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550-1850. Stanford University Press, 1997.

· Schele, Linda, and David Freidel. A Forest of Kings: The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. Quill, 1992; William Morrow, 1992.

· Tax, Sol. Penny Capitalism: A Guatemalan Indian Economy. Smithsonian Institution, Institute of Social Anthropology, 1953.

· Tedlock, Barbara. Time and the Highland Maya. University of New Mexico Press, 1992.

· Warren, Kay. The Symbolism of Subordination: Indian Identity in a Guatemalan Town. University of Texas Press, 1978.

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