Book

Life under the tropical canopy: tradition and change among the Yucatec Maya

Holt, Rinehart and WinstonFort Worth • Published In 1990 • Pages: xix, 170

By: Kintz, Ellen R..

Abstract
This is a study of continuity and change in Mayan culture. Kintz examines Mayan kinship, economy, political leadership, and religion in each of seven historical periods between A.D. 600 and 1987. She writes in an evocative style from the perspective of a contemporary observer. The last chapter summarizes the overall changes that occurred between the prehistoric, colonial, and modern periods. She includes a seven-page glossary of Mayan, Yucatec, and Spanish terms.
Subjects
Historical reconstruction
Agriculture
Family
Religious beliefs
culture
Maya (Yucatán Peninsula)
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Middle America and the Caribbean
Sub Region
Maya Area
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-4,5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2000
Coverage Date
A.D. 600-1987
Coverage Place
Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Notes
Ellen R. Kintz
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-162) and index
LCCN
89024534
LCSH
Mayas