War in the Land of True Peace: The Fight for Maya Sacred Places
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For the ancient and modern Maya, the landscape is ruled by powerful entities in the form of geographic features like caves, mountains, springs, and abandoned cities—spirits who must be entreated, through visits and rituals, for permission to plant, harvest, build, or travel their territories. Consequently, such places have served as points of domination and resistance over the millennia—and nowhere is this truer than in Guatemala’s Northern Transversal Strip, the subject of Brent K. S. Woodfill’s War in the Land of True Peace.
Woodfill, Brent K.S., "War in the Land of True Peace: The Fight for Maya Sacred Places" (2019). KIP Monographs. 218.