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Forest society : a social history of Petén, Guatemala

Author: Norman B Schwartz
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1990.
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The author contends that for 250 years, roughly from the 1720s to the 1970s, the sociocultural system of Peten endured with remarkable continuity, not in spite of the changes in the hinterland region  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwartz, Norman B.
Forest society.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1990
(OCoLC)697714155
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman B Schwartz
ISBN: 0812282485 9780812282481 0812213165 9780812213164
OCLC Number: 21974298
Description: xiv, 367 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Physical environment and population --
Conquest, depopulation, and colonization, 1697 to 1821 --
Social continuity and economic stagnation, 1821 to the 1890s --
La chiclería : an extractive economy --
The impact of oro blanco --
Conclusion : continuity, change, and a new turn.
Responsibility: Norman B. Schwartz.
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"A masterful blend of historical, ecological, economic, and ethnic themes."-American Anthropologist

 
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