In this thought provoking book preeminent scholar stephen houston turns his attention to the crucial role of young males in classic maya society drawing on evidence from art writing and material culture the gifted passage establishes that adolescent men in maya art were the subjects and makers . The gifted passage young men in classic maya art and text by stephen houston yale university press 2018 deep smart and thoughtful this book should be read by every scholar of mesoamerica mary miller yale university lucid and engaging with a secure grasp of the wider anthropological issues at hand this volume is without question a. Stephen houston the gifted passage young men in classic maya art and text new haven conn yale university press 2018 256 pp review by catherine burdick in recent decades studies of ancient mesoamerican texts and images have increasingly ventured into questions of the human experience and . The gifted passage establishes that adolescent men in maya art were both subjects and makers of hieroglyphics painted ceramics and murals posing broader questions about the construction of masculinity in maya civilization
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