Life, Ritual and Religion Among the Lacandan Maya

Life, Ritual and Religion Among the Lacandan Maya

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This book should be of interest to undergraduate courses in anthropology and religion.show more

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  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 160.02 x 233.68 x 12.7mm | 294.83g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0534121861
  • 9780534121860

Table of contents

An introduction to the Lacandon Maya. The conquest of the Yucatan and origins of the Lacandon. Social organization in Naja. Lacandon subsistence and economics. Ritual objects and sacred places. The Lacandon gods. The Balche ritual. Sacrificial symbolism in Lacandon Ritual. Rites of birth and death. Lacandon culture and the future. Mayan texts of Lacandon myths and prayers. Ethnographic films on the Lacandon. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.show more

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