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"The Last Lords of Lalenque" is an extraordinary firsthand account of life among the Lacandon Indians of Naha 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520053090
ISBN-10: 0520053095
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-1986
Country of Publication: United States

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