After reading Mayan Backroads, and John Doran’s recommended books, I was inspired to go back into The People’s Guide to Mexico’s original website and update some of the books that Carl and others had reviewed there. For these and other books and articles about the Maya, see The Maya: Recommended Reading
If you have read either one of these books, or have any other book that you’d recommend, please email us. Please include at least a couple of sentences telling us why you liked it.
Archaeologist Coe has a rare talent for explaining pre-Columbian history in terms that even I can understand. His overviews of the Mayan world are especially good. (review by Carl Franz)
A very disturbing biography of the Nobel Prize winning Mayan activist. The editor, Elizabeth Burgas-Debray, conducted a series of interviews with Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan Indian woman. She provides an understanding of everyday life in her community, plus gives insights into
cultural discrimination, political struggles, customs beliefs
and more. Rigoberta Menchu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. (Reviewed by Kathy Widing)
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