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Aztec and Maya Law


This bibliography provides coverage of representative works on Aztec and Maya law, post-Conquest indigenous law, and Aztec and Maya history. Please note that this bibliography is not exhaustive. For purposes of Maya law, this bibliography focuses on works that apply to the ancient Maya who lived in what is now the southern and Yucatan region of Mexico. A discussion of Guatemalan Maya jurisprudence and legal history is beyond the scope of this bibliography.

The following sources were consulted in the preparation of this bibliography: TALLONS, the Tarlton Law Library's online catalog; the UT Libraries online catalog; the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS); the Hispanic American Periodical Index; the Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC); OCLC Worldcat; and legal history journals published in the United States and Latin America.