At first this book appears to be merely a travelogue of Wright's journeys through the Maya areas of Mexico and Central America
At first this book appears to be merely a travelogue of Wright's journeys through the Maya areas of Mexico and Central America. Sure, he gives us the goods on the ancient Maya ruins and archeological treasures, plus a lot of great historical coverage, but these turn out to be the background of a much larger narrative. Instead, Wright spends the bulk of his time visiting with the local people, both modern Mayas and non-Mayas who inhabit these regions today. Therefore we get an excellent sociological study on these peoples
Time Among the Maya book. Wright uses the format of a journey through Belize, Guatemala and into the south-east of Mexico to explore the world of the Maya.
Time Among the Maya book. The Maya had a sophisticated city-state based civilisation that reached its urban peak in its so called Classic period, between circa 250 AD and circa 900 AD. New Maya states emerged after this period, but on a smaller, modest scale (at least as far as urban centres were concerned) until the Spanish conquest.
Published by Thriftbooks. At first this book appears to be merely a travelogue of Wright's journeys through the Maya areas of Mexico and Central America. com User, 14 years ago. Ronald Wright takes us to Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatan, visiting various archeological sites and people along the way. This is a great travelogue with lots of history included.
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For other people named Ronald Wright, see Ronald Wright . Wright, Ronald (1989), Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico, London: Bodley Head, ISBN 9780370313023.
For other people named Ronald Wright, see Ronald Wright (disambiguation). Ronald Wright speaking at the University of Alberta in 2007. Ronald Wright is also a frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, and has written and presented documentaries for radio and television on both sides of the Atlantic. He studied archaeology at Cambridge University and later at the University of Calgary, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1996. He lives in British Columbia.
Time Among the Maya - Ronald Wright.
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. His travels begin in tiny Belize, exploring the jungles and mountains of Guatemala, bloodstained by civil war, and end in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Embracing history, politics, anthropology, and literature, this book is both a fascinating travel memoir and the study of a civilization. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Time Among the Maya - Ronald Wright.
The New Yorker; "Time Among the Maya shows Wright to be far more than a mere storyteller or descriptive writer.
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. 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).
His travels begin in tiny Belize, exploring the jungles and mountains of Guatemala, bloodstained by civil war, and end in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
His encounters with the modern Maya reveal survival and persistence of tradition-in spite of the twin threats of assimilation in Belize and Mexico, and physical extermination-in Guatemala. Not a fast read, but a mix of scholarship and travel-adventure that celebrates Mayan culture and may even play some role in preserving it.