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The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550-1950

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This pathbreaking work is a social and cultural history of the Maya peoples of the province of Yucatan in colonial Mexico, spanning the period from shortly after the Spanish conquest of the region to its incorporation as part of an independent Mexico.

Instead of depending on the Spanish sources and perspectives that have formed the basis of previous scholarship on colonial Yucatan, the author aims to give a voice to the Maya themselves, basing his analysis entirely on his translations of hundreds of Yucatec Maya notarial documents—from libraries and archives in Mexico, Spain, and the United States—most of which have never before received scholarly attention.

These documents allow the author to reconstruct the social and cultural world of the Maya municipality, or cah, the self-governing community where most Mayas lived and which was the focus of Maya social and political identity. The first two parts of the book examine the ways in which Mayas were organized and differentiated from each other within the community, and the discussion covers such topics as individual and group identities, sociopolitical organization, political factionalism, career patterns, class structures, household and family patterns, inheritance, gender roles, sexuality, and religion.

The third part explores the material environment of the cah, emphasizing the role played by the use and exchange of land, while the fourth part describes in detail the nature and significance of the source documentation, its genres and its language. Throughout the book, the author pays attention to the comparative contexts of changes over time and the similarities or differences between Maya patterns and those of other colonial-era Mesoamericans, notably the Nahuas of central Mexico.

Synopsis:

This pathbreaking work is a social and cultural history of the Maya peoples of the province of Yucatan.

About the Author

Matthew Restall is Assistant Professor of History at Boston College.

Table of Contents

'1. Introduction; Part I. Identity and Organisation: 2. The Cah: identity; 3. The Cah: entity; 4. Names; 5. Government; 6. Politics: faction, office, and career; Part II. Society and Culture: 7. Class; 8. Daily life; 9. Inheritance; 10. Gender; 11. Sexuality; 12. Religion; Part III. Land and Material Culture: 13. Settlement; 14. Economic and material culture; 15. Land description; 16. Tenure and exchange; 17. Conflict and conquest; Part IV. Literacy and'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804736589
Author:
Restall, Matthew
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Mayas
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Latin America - Central America
Subject:
World History-Mexico
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
30
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 figure 5 maps
Pages:
476
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6.1 x 1 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » Mayas
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » World History » Central America
History and Social Science » World History » Mexico

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