Ethnography and Ethnohistory: Their Application in Middle American Studies

  • Carmack R
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The history of the relationship between ethnography and ethnohistory is reviewed, especially as it relates to Middle American studies. Examples are drawn from the author's ethnographic field work among the Quiche-Maya of highland Guatemala to demonstrate how these efforts were aided by documentary research, and to show how understanding of the historical record can be improved through knowledge of the living culture.

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  • Robert M. Carmack

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