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Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize,…

Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico

by Ronald Wright

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    Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya by William Carlsen (rakerman)
    rakerman: Jungle of Stone tells the tale of the rediscovery of the Maya cities, and Time Among the Maya tells the tale of the Maya civilisation itself, with a focus on its perception of time, so the books offer different sides of the Maya story.
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    Cut Stones and Crossroads: A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru (Travel Library) by Ronald Wright (rakerman)

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Another recommendation from random travel buddies Joe & Joe, and another I've heard of - this gets a lot of press - but I'm still not sold on it.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802137288, Paperback)

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 speak Mayan 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. "Wright's unpretentious narrative blends anthropology, archaeology, history, and politics with his own entertaining excursions and encounters." -- The New Yorker; "Time Among the Maya shows Wright to be far more than a mere storyteller or descriptive writer. He is an historical philosopher with a profound understanding of other cultures." -- Jan Morris, The Independent (London).

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A journey through time and space in Central America; explores not only the lands of the ancient Maya, but also the heritage of the five million people who preserve a Mayan identity today.

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