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Mexican Haciendas and Mayan Cities: Historical Cultures on the Yucatan Peninsula


The Houston Seminar will spend five days and six nights in the Yucatan, exploring two magnificent and competing cultures: the prehispanic culture of the Mayan people as it is inscribed in the great ceremonial centers and the Spanish colonial culture as manifest in the haciendas of the region. We will spend two nights in the sumptuously restored nineteenth-century hacienda of Temoz\n; two nights in a hotel at the archeological site of Uxmal and near the site of Kabah; and the first and last nights in Mérida, colonial and contemporary capital of the Yucatan. The faculty will include Lois Zamora of the University of Houston and Michael Schuessler of Barnard College, assisted by Myra Ingmanson of the United States International University in Mexico City.

A recommended reading list will be available to those who register for the course.

NOTE: This tour was publicized by a previous mailing sent to the current Houston Seminar mailing list, and reservations were open before this brochure was printed. If interested, please inquire for space availability and further information.


January 1, 2001 @ 12:00 am
May 31, 2001 @ 11:59 am
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