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Tima among the Maya: Travels in Beliza, Guatemala and Mexico

Tima among the Maya: Travels in Beliza, Guatemala and Mexico

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By (author) Ronald Wright

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  • Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 203mm x 33mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0802137288
  • ISBN 13: 9780802137289
  • Edition statement: Grove Press.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 540,606

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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 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.

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