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Maya Society Under Colonial Rule: The Collective Enterprise of Survival

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Publisher Comments:

This book traces the history of the Maya Indians of Yucatan, Mexico,

during a four-hundred-year period from late preconquest times through

the end of Spanish rule in 1821. Nancy Farriss combines the tools of the

historian and the anthropologist to reconstruct colonial Maya society and

culture as a web of interlocking systems, from ecology and modes of

subsistence through the corporate family and the community to the realm

of the sacred. She shows how the Maya adapted to Spanish domination,

changing in ways that embodied Maya principles as they applied their

traditional collective strategies for survival to the new challenges; they fared better under colonial rule than the Aztecs or Incas, who lived in areas more economically attractive to the conquering Spaniards.

The author draws on archives and private collections in Seville, Mexico City, and Yucatan; on linguistic evidence from native language documents; and on archaeological and ethnographic data from sources that include her own fieldwork. Her innovative book illuminates not only Maya history and culture but also the nature and functioning of premodern agrarian societies in general and their processes of sociocultural change, especially under colonial rule.

Synopsis:

This is a study of the Maya Indians of Yucatan, Mexico, from late preconquest times through the end of the Spanish colonial rule.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691101583
Author:
Farriss, Nancy M.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Farriss, Nancy M.
Author:
Farriss, Nancy Marguerite
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Indians of mexico
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Acculturation
Subject:
Indians of Mexico -- Mexico -- Yucatâan (State) -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin American studies
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Postcolonial Studies
Subject:
Mayas -- History.
Subject:
Mayas -- Social conditions.
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Subject:
Latin
Subject:
American studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
8956
Publication Date:
June 1984
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.22x6.14x1.44 in. 1.89 lbs.

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