Suggested Course Texts:
Maya Studies

Our Suggested Course Texts pages list titles intended for classroom use. For a complete list of our titles in Maya studies, go to our general Maya studies page.

New in Maya Studies

New in paperback
Ancient Maya Commoners
Edited by Jon C. Lohse and Fred Valdez, Jr.

New in paperback
In the Maw of the Earth Monster
Edited by James E. Brady and Keith M. Prufer

New in paperback
Ritual and Power in Stone
By Julia Guernsey

New in paperback
Water and Ritual
By Lisa J. Lucero

Anthropology

Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya
By Victoria Schlesinger

Contemporary Theatre in Mayan Mexico
By Tamara L. Underiner

Cultural Logics and Global Economies
By Edward F. Fischer

"Here, Our Culture Is Hard"
By Laura McClusky

New in paperback
The Indian Christ, the Indian King
By Victoria Reifler Bricker

Histories and Stories from Chiapas
By R. Aída Hernández Castillo

The Life of Our Language
By Susan Garzon, R. McKenna Brown, Julia Becker Richards, and Wuqu' Ajpub'

Maya Cultural Activism in Guatemala
Edited by Edward F. Fischer and R. McKenna Brown

Maya Intellectual Renaissance
By Victor D. Montejo

Maya Saints and Souls in a Changing World
By John M. Watanabe

Mayan Voices for Human Rights
By Christine Kovic

Renewing the Maya World
By Garrett W. Cook

Ritual Humor in Highland Chiapas
By Victoria Reifler Bricker

Romancing the Maya
By R. Tripp Evans

Seeing and Being Seen
By Hilary E. Kahn

Silent Looms
By Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

Understanding the Chiapas Rebellion
By Nicholas P. Higgins

The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
By Robert S. Carlsen

Weaving Identities
By Carol Hendrickson

Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town
By Christine Eber

Archaeology

New in paperback
The Ancient Future of the Itza
Translated and annotated by Munro S. Edmonson

How the Maya Built Their World
By Elliot M. Abrams

Ancient Maya Commoners
Edited by Jon C. Lohse and Fred Valdez, Jr.

Heaven Born Merida and Its Destiny
Translated and annotated by Munro S. Edmonson

New in paperback
Maya History
By Tatiana Proskouriakoff

The Maya and Teotihuacan
Edited by Geoffrey E. Braswell

Maya Calendar Origins
By Prudence M. Rice

Maya Political Science
By Prudence M. Rice

Ritual and Power in Stone
By Julia Guernsey

Star Gods of the Maya
By Susan Milbrath

Trees of Paradise and Pillars of the World
By Elizabeth A. Newsome

Water and Ritual
By Lisa J. Lucero

Economics and Labor

Cultural Logics and Global Economies
By Edward F. Fischer

Mayas in the Marketplace
By Walter E. Little

Silent Looms
By Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

Language and Linguistics

The Life of Our Language
By Susan Garzon, R. McKenna Brown, Julia Becker Richards, and Wuqu' Ajpub'

¿La ütz awäch?
By R. McKenna Brown, Judith M. Maxwell, and Walter E. Little

Maya for Travelers and Students
By Gary Bevington

Natural History

Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya
By Victoria Schlesinger

Jungle of the Maya
Photographs by Douglas Goodell and Jerry Barrack
Text by Jim Wright

The Maya Tropical Forest
By James D. Nations

Religion and Mythology


Art and Society in a Highland Maya Community
By Allen J. Christenson

Aztec and Maya Myths
By Karl Taube

Contemporary Maya Spirituality
By Jean Molesky-Poz

From Moon Goddesses to Virgins
By Pete Sigal

Mayan Voices for Human Rights
By Christine Kovic

The War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town
By Robert S. Carlsen

Women and Gender Studies

From Moon Goddesses to Virgins
By Pete Sigal

Women and Alcohol in a Highland Maya Town
By Christine Eber

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