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- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 65.00
In this study, Besom explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17
Establishing Francisco Pizarro firmly as a man of his time, Stuart Stirling shows that there was little difference in moral terms between Elizabeth I's political expediency in ordering Mary Queen of Scots's execution and Pizarro's killing of the Inca Atahualpa - a deed for which his name has been regarded with infamy. more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 100.00
For the past three decades, historian and archivist Forrest Lamar Cooper has written a regular column for Mississippi Magazine about unusual, fascinating aspects of the state's history, culture, products, and people. Whether describing the Jubilee Beverage Company of Jackson, the origins of the Mississippi State Fair, a Mississippi veteran who... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 23.99
Turn Right at Machu Picchu is a fascinating and funny account of a journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu? more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 21.99
Insider advice on navigating Peru’s stunning natural and cultural attractions, like witnessing giant condors soar through the Colca Canyon, trekking through the Amazon jungle, exploring Cusco’s lively Mercado Central, and, of course, hiking the Inca trail to the gates of Machu Picchu. Where to find the most charming villages of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 89.95
In this study, Morales analyses a variety of narratives-dictionaries, legal documents, conversion manuals, historical writings, literary accounts and chronicles-through the lens of inebriation imagery. Employing literary analysis and postcolonial theory, she evaluates the impact of representations of drinking and inebriation in the Spanish project... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95
What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one?s involvement with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, the analysis highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and dependencies which begin... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 28.00
Growing up, Molly Walling could not fathom the source of the dark and intense discomfort in her family home. Then in 2006 she discovered her father's complicity in the murder of two black men on December 12, 1946, in Anguilla, deep in the Mississippi Delta. Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman's search for the truth behind a closely... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00
We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter offers an extraordinary perspective on public life in an intimate account from the daughter of a highly controversial southern governor and a widely beloved first lady.Angela Jordan enjoyed a comfortable and quiet life in Vicksburg, the small southern town in which she was reared. She was a thirty-five-year-old... more...