Yucatan's Maya peasantry and the origins of the Caste War

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Publisher
University of Texas Press
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ISBN
0-292-7708-2
Collection
Part of Stetson Kennedy Library
Year
1996
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"Rugeley refutes earlier studies that seek to explain the Caste war in terms of a singular issue. Instead, he explores the interactions of several major social forces, including the church, the hacienda, and peasant villagers. he uncovers a complex web of issues that led to the outbreak of war, including the loss of communal lands, substandard living conditions, the counterpoise of Catholicism versus traditional Maya beliefs, and an increasingly heavy tax burden..."