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Archeology and Maya Civilization

Title Author Publisher
The World of the Ancient Maya John S. Henderson Cornell University Pr.
A Forest of Kings : The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya Linda Schele, David Freidel (Contributor) Quill
Popol Vuh : The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life Dennis Tedlock (Translator) Touchstone Books
Breaking the Maya Code Michael D. Coe Thames & Hudson
An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya Mary Miller, Karl Taube (Contributor) Thames & Hudson
The Art of the Maya Scribe Michael D. Coe, Justin Kerr Harry N. Abrams
An Archeological Guide to Northern Central America Joyce Kelly University of Oklahoma
The Ancient Maya Robert Sharer Stanford University Pr.
The Code of Kings : The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs Linda Schele and Peter Mathew Touchstone Books
The Maya  (Ancient Peoples and Places) Michael D. Coe Thames & Hudson
The Maya Cosmos : Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path Linda Schele, David Freidel, and Joy Parker Quill

Mayan Clothing and Weaving

Title Author Publisher
Guatemala Rainbow Gianni Vecchiato Pomegranate Art Books, 1989
Maya of/de Guatemala, Life and Dress George W. Druckerei, Carmen L. Pettersen  University of Washington Press
Maya Textiles of Guatemala : The Gustavus A. Eisen Collection Margot Blum Schevill, Christopher H. Lutz, Phoebe Apperson Hearst University of Texas Press
Maya Culture and Costume : A Catalogue of the Taylor Museum's E. B. Ricketson Collection of Guatemalan Textiles Christine Conte Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Resplandor de colores, Trajes indigenas Mayas de Guatemala written in Japanese and published by the:   Tokyo Kasei Daigaku, 1998

History, Politics and Society

Title Author Publisher
Eternal Spring EEternal Tyranny Jean-Marie Simon W.W. Norton & Company
Unfinished Conquest : The Guatemalan Tragedy Victor Perera, Daniel Chauche (Photographer) University  California Press
Doing Business With the Dictators : A Political History of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944 Paul J. Dosal Scholarly Resources
Rigoberta Menchu EAn Indian Woman in Guatemala Rigoberta Menchu Verso Books
Bridge of Courage : Life Stories of the Guatemalan Companeros and Companeras Jennifer Harbury, Noam Chomsky (Introduction) Common Courage Press
The Blood of Guatemala : A History of Race and Nation(Latin America Otherwise) Greg Grandin Duke University Press
Bitter Fruit: The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala Stephen C. Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer, Stephen E. Schlesinger, Richard A. Nuccio Harvard University Press
Voices from Exile : Violence and Survival in Modern Maya History Victor Montejo University Oklahoma Press

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Adventures in Guatemala

The colonial charm of Antigua is well-known to travelers, yet the true beauty of the country lies tucked away in the highlands. Mayan communities retain their traditions, languages, and culture, and the vivid panoply of colors and designs in their clothing will leave you in awe. Our documentaries, photos and travel tips are all you need to discover Guatemala by yourself.
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