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- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95
Foias argues that there is no single Maya political history, but multiple histories, no single Maya state, but multiple polities that need to be understood at the level of the lived experience of individuals. She explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 47.99
Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History centers on people from different parts of the world who came together to form societies by chance and by design in the years after 1492. This text encourages detailed exploration of the cultural development of colonial Latin America through a wide variety of documents and visual materials, most of which... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 42.99
This comprehensive text analyzes the foreign policies of eighteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. First assessing the state of the discipline, the introduction develops a common framework that compares the relevant explanatory weight of foreign policy determinants at the individual, state, and international level for each country. Case... 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 42.99
Colonial Spanish America is a book of readings about people?people from different worlds who came together to form a society by chance and by design in the years after 1492. The book is meant to enrich, not repeat, the work of existing texts on this period, and its focus on people makes it stand out from other books that have concentrated on the political... more...
- Westview Press 2013; US$ 36.99
"This is the outstanding textbook in comparative Latin American politics." ? Jorge I. Dominguez, Harvard "Gathered from writers who are experts in regions throughout Latin America, the chapters vividly highlight important historical events as well as current political challenges facing these nations?A staple in the field of Latin American politics.... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter?s night in 1973, William “Rabbit? Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux,... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
Twilight of the Mission Frontier examines the long process of mission decline in Sonora, Mexico after the Jesuit expulsion in 1767. By reassessing the mission crisis paradigm?which speaks of a growing internal crisis leading to the secularization of the missions in the early nineteenth century?new light is shed on how demographic, cultural, economic,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 32.99
In Where Cultures Meet , editors Weber and Rausch have collected twenty essays that explore how the frontier experience has helped create Latin American national identities and institutions. Using 'frontier' to mean more than 'border,' Weber and Rausch regard frontiers as the geographic zones of interaction between distinct cultures. Each essay in... more...