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Author Wright, Ronald, 1948- author.

Title Time among the Maya : travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico / Ronald Wright.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    972 WRI    Available
Edition 1st Grove Press edition.
Description x, 453 pages : maps ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-440) and index.
Contents East : Belize -- Center : the Peten -- South : Highland Guatemala -- West : Chiapas -- North : Yucatan Peninsula.
Summary 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 still speak Maya 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.
Subject Mayas.
Belize -- Description and travel.
Mexico -- Description and travel.
Guatemala -- Description and travel.
ISBN 0802137288

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