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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...
- 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...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 25.00
Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the... 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...