English | June 12th, 2020 | ISBN: 1780601808 | 144 Pages | EPUB | 1.34 MB
The Maya created one of the most dazzling civilizations on earth, famed for its art, astronomy, mathematics and mythology, and its deep, metaphysical fascination with the mystery of time. Though it collapsed in the ninth century, Ronald Wright travels through the old territories of the Maya in search of its survival. Despite civil wars and centuries of oppression by first a Hispanic, then a mestizo culture, he discovers a region where seven million people still speak Mayan languages and strive to maintain their resilient, indigenous culture. Riveting both as a journey and a study of a civilization, Wright captures his experience with wit and profound wisdom.