Maya Worldviews at Conquest
by Leslie G. Cecil (Editor), Timothy W. Pugh (Editor)
This book examines Maya culture and social life just prior to contact and the effect the subsequent Spanish conquest, as well as contact with other Mesoamerican cultures, had on the Maya worldview.
Focusing on the Post-classic and Colonial periods, the book provides a regional investigation of archaeological and epigraphic evidence of Maya ideology, landscape, historical consciousness, ritual practices, and religious symbolism before and during the Spanish conquest.
Through careful investigation, the volume focuses on the impact of conversion, hybridisation, resistance, and revitalisation on the Mayans' understanding of their world and their place in it. The volume also addresses the issue of anthropologists unconsciously projecting their modern worldviews on the culture under investigation.
Thus, the book critically defines and strengthens the use of worldviews in the scholarly literature regardless of the culture studied, making it of value not only to Maya scholars but also to those interested in the anthropologist's projection of worldview on other cultures in general.
- Imprint University Press of Colorado
- Orginal LanguageEnglish
- ISBN/Identifier 9780870819452 / 0870819453
- Publication Country or regionColorado
- Publish StatusPublished
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