Coban and the Verapaz


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Full Title: Publication 37, Coban and the Verapaz: History and Cultural Process in Northern Guatemala
Author: Arden R. King
Date Published: 1974


Arden King studies the culture of Coban, the capital of the Department of Alta Verapaz, where the indigenous community was able to retain its traditional ways despite being heavily influenced by the Ladino minority and other Europeans, principally the Germans. Emphasizing the history of the region, the study focuses on the persistence of traditional ways despite changes in cultural patterns introduced by Ladino-German groups.

283 pages; 6 figures; 215 tables; 54 tabulations.
ISBN 0-939238-42-X