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Pre-Columbian America. The Indians

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  • The Cost of Courage in Aztec Societyby Inga Clendinnen

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    A collection of pathbreaking essays on Aztec and Maya culture in the sixteenth century. more...

  • Die Sachen der Aufklärungby Frauke Berndt; Daniel Fulda

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2012; US$ 99.87

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Sache der Aufklärung meinen wir zu kennen - die Aufklärer forderten Gedankenfreiheit, Selbstbestimmung, eine Lebensführung nach Maßgabe der Vernunft und bürgerliche Rechte. Weniger bekannt sind die konkreten Sachen, für die sich das 18. Jahrhundert interessierte: Dinge des Alltags, die materiale Dimension von Erkenntnis, Kultur... more...

  • Geschichte Altamerikasby Hanns J. Prem

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2008; US$ 490.00

    Die Geschichte der vorspanischen Hochkulturen Amerikas, insbesondere die der Azteken, Maya und Inka und ihrer Vorläufer, faszinierte lange Zeit schon, weil sie geheimnisvoller, unbekannter erschien als die der Alten Welt. Forschungsfortschritte der letzten Jahrzehnte, vor allem die Entzifferung der Maya-Hieroglyphenschrift, brachten ungeahnte neue... more...

  • Icons of Powerby Nicholas J. Saunders

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Icons of Power investigates why the image of the cat has been such a potent symbol in the art, religion and mythology of indigenous American cultures for three thousand years. The jaguar and the puma epitomize ideas of sacrifice, cannibalism, war, and status in a startling array of graphic and enduring images. Natural and supernatural felines inhabit... more...

  • Von Helden und Opfernby Jörg Koch

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 48.90

    In jeder Gemeinde Deutschlands stehen Denkmäler für die Kriege 1870/71, 1914?1918 und 1939?1945: triumphale Siegesmale für den Deutsch-Französischen Krieg, Gefallenendenkmäler für die verlorenen Weltkriege. In allerjüngster Zeit erst wurden das Ehrenmal der Bundeswehr und das Denkmal für die ermordeten Sinti und Roma geweiht, werden Stolpersteine zur... more...

  • From These Honored Deadby Clarence R. Geier; Douglas D. Scott; Lawrence E. Babits

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 39.95

    Presenting the best current archaeological scholarship on the American Civil War, From These Honored Dead shows how historical archaeology can uncover the facts beneath the many myths and conflicting memories of the war that have been passed down through generations. By incorporating the results of archaeological investigations, the essays in this... more...

  • South West Secret Agentsby Laura Quigley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    This amazing book collects together true tales of South West spies in the Second World War from across the West Country and the South West. From the Plymouth rescue operations as the exodus from France began to the secret guerrilla army in Plymstock, the first German spies, the amazing story of Jasper Lawn of N51 and the Helford Flotilla (told here... more...

  • Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelfby Amanda Evans; Joe Flatman; Nic Flemming

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    The chapters in this edited volume present multi-disciplinary case studies of prehistoric archaeological sites located on now-submerged portions of the continental shelf. Each chapter represents an extension of the known prehistoric record beyond the modern shoreline. Case studies represent central themes of landscape change, climate change and societal... more...

  • Reunion and Reactionby C. Vann Woodward

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 34.99

    First published in 1951, this historical textbook has been reissued with a new introduction by the author. It discusses the American Reconstruction period, the history of the US Republican Party and the realignment of forces that fought the American Civil War. more...

  • Science and Technologyby Emory Dean Keoke; Kay Marie Porterfield

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 42.00

    Science and Technology shows how American Indians developed science and created technology by observing the world around them. The people of Mesoamerica invented the zero, created accurate calendars, and developed writing systems. Native peoples used chemical processes to make chocolate and pottery, devised number systems, and predicted the movements... more...