The Last Lords of Palenque: The Lacandon Mayas of the Mexican Rain Forest by Victor Perera

The Last Lords of Palenque: The Lacandon Mayas of the Mexican Rain Forest by Victor Perera

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A community of 250 whose genealogy has been obscured by the absence of a written tradition, the Lacandones may nevertheless be traced back linguistically and culturally to the great Maya civilization. This book offers an account of life among the Lacandon Indians of Naha in southern Mexico and chronicles their imperiled Mayan culture.

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"The Last Lords of Lalenque" is an extraordinary firsthand account of life among the Lacandon Indians of Naha in southern Mexico. A community of 250 whose genealogy has been obscured by the absence of a written tradition, the Lacandones may nevertheless be traced back linguistically and culturally to the great Maya civilization. They are the sole inheritors of an oral tradition that preserves - more than 400 years after the Spanish Conquest - a cosmology, a morality and a psychology as sophisticated as our own. Journalist and novelist Victor Perera and linguist Robert Bruce have lived among the Lacandones, chronicling their imperiled Mayan culture.

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SKU GOR007107360
Title The Last Lords of Palenque: The Lacandon Mayas of the Mexican Rain Forest
Author By (author) Victor Perera
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher University of California Press
Year Published 1986
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0520053095
ISBN 13 9780520053090
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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"The Last Lords of Lalenque" is an extraordinary firsthand account of life among the Lacandon Indians of Naha in southern Mexico. A community of 250 whose genealogy has been obscured by the absence of a written tradition, the Lacandones may nevertheless be traced back linguistically and culturally to the great Maya civilization. They are the sole inheritors of an oral tradition that preserves - more than 400 years after the Spanish Conquest - a cosmology, a morality and a psychology as sophisticated as our own. Journalist and novelist Victor Perera and linguist Robert Bruce have lived among the Lacandones, chronicling their imperiled Mayan culture.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007107360
Title The Last Lords of Palenque: The Lacandon Mayas of the Mexican Rain Forest
Author By (author) Victor Perera
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher University of California Press
Year Published 1986
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 0520053095
ISBN 13 9780520053090
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No