Maya Worldviews at Conquest examines Maya tradition and social lifestyles simply sooner than touch and the impact the following Spanish conquest, in addition to touch with different Mesoamerican cultures, had at the Maya worldview.

Focusing at the Postclassic and Colonial classes, Maya Worldviews at Conquest offers a local research of archaeological and epigraphic facts of Maya ideology, panorama, historic attention, ritual practices, and non secular symbolism sooner than and through the Spanish conquest. via cautious research, the quantity makes a speciality of the effect of conversion, hybridization, resistance, and revitalization at the Mayans’ realizing in their international and their position in it.

The quantity additionally addresses the problem of anthropologists unconsciously projecting their glossy worldviews at the tradition below research. therefore, the ebook severely defines and strengthens using worldviews within the scholarly literature whatever the tradition studied, making it of price not just to Maya students but additionally to these drawn to the anthropologist’s projection of worldview on different cultures in general.

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