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- Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95
In this important new book Jorge Larrain examines the trajectories of modernity and identity in Latin America and their reciprocal relationships. Drawing on a large body of work across a vast historical and geographical range, he offers an innovative and wide-ranging account of the cultural transformations and processes of modernization that have occurred... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 25.95
Simon Bolivar freed no fewer than what were to become six countries?a vast domain some 800,000 square miles in extent?from Spanish colonial rule in savage wars against the then-mightiest military machine on earth. The ferocity of his leadership and fighting earned him the grudging nickname ?the devil? from his enemies. His astonishing resilience... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00
The Spanish Empire is famous for being, at its height, the realm upon which "the sun never set." It stretched from the Philippines to Europe by way of the Americas. And yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governance?paper?over such enormous distances. Moreover, we know even less about how those distances... more...
- Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 5.99
During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...
- Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 14.57
Aimé Tschiffely had an unlikely dream: to ride 10,000 miles from Buenos Aires to New York City. On 23 April 1925 this quiet, unassuming schoolteacher, with little equestrian experience, set out on his epic journey. His only companions were two native Argentine horses called Mancha and Gato. Together the trio traversed the Pampas, scaled the Andes... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 35.95
This revised edition is a thorough reference work on the New Jersey governorship, one of the strongest in the nation. It is brought current with the addition of essays on Governors Brendan T. Byrne, James Florio, Christine Todd Whitman, Donald DiFrancesco, James McGreevey, Richard Codey, and Jon Corzine. Essays included in the original edition are... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on insights from feminist theory, art history, phenomenology,... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99
This focuses on the Southern region of Belize and is excerpted from our much larger guide to the entire country. Visit Gales Point, The Hummingbird Highway, St. Herman's Cave, Five Blue Lakes National Park, Dangriga, Hopkins, Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, Monkey River Town, Placencia Peninsula, the Nim Li Punit Maya ruins, Blue Creek Cave, Rio... more...