University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Allan Meyers

Bullfights in Mayaland

How Rural Yucatecans Reinvented "Death in the Afternoon"

By: Allan Meyers

The “lover of the bullfight,” Ernest Hemingway once observed, is “one who has this sense of the tragedy and ritual of the fight.” The colorful, if controversial, pastime with all its ritual and tragedy has been a cornerstone of Spanish culture for centuries. And like so many other customs, Spaniards exported it to Mexico in […]