The Last Lords of Palenque: The Lacandon Mayas of the Mexican Rain Forest

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University of California Press, 1985 - History - 333 pages
The Last Lords of Lalenque is an extraordinary firsthand account of life among the Lacandon Indians of Nahá in southern Mexico. A community of 250 whose genealogy has been obscured by the absence of a written tradition, the Lacandones may nevertheless be traced back linguistically and culturally to the great Maya civilization. They are the sole inheritors of an oral tradition that preserves-more than 400 years after the Spanish Conquest-a cosmology, a morality and a psychology as sophisticated as our own. Journalist and novelist Victor Perera and linguist Robert Bruce have lived among the Lacandones, chronicling their imperiled Mayan culture.
 

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Section 1
2
Section 2
3
Section 3
6
Section 4
36
Section 5
37
Section 6
62
Section 7
63
Section 8
194
Section 11
281
Section 12
296
Section 13
297
Section 14
302
Section 15
303
Section 16
311
Section 17
318
Section 18
319

Section 9
195
Section 10
280

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