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  • The Ancient Maya of Mexicoby Geoffrey E. Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now.... more...

  • Immigration and National Identities in Latin Americaby Nicola Foote; Michael Goebel

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, an influx of Europeans, Asians, and Arabic speakers indelibly changed the face of Latin America. While many studies of this period focus on why the immigrants came to the region, this volume addresses how the newcomers helped construct national identities in the Caribbean, Mexico, Argentina,... more...

  • The Interior Circuitby Francisco Goldman

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    The Interior Circuit is Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico.... more...

  • Central America, 1821-1871by Lowell Gudmundson; Hector Lindo-Fuentes

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

                Central America and its ill-fated federation (1824-1839) are often viewed as the archetype of the ?anarchy? of early independent Spanish America. This book consists of two interralted essays dealing with the economic, social, and political changes that took place in Central America,... more...

  • China and Taiwan in Central Americaby Colin R. Alexander

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This is a critical study of the public diplomacy activities of China and Taiwan in Central America. more...

  • Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Population Movement among the Prehispanic Mayaby Andrea Cucina

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 48.29

    Archaeological evidence - i.e. presence of exogenous, foreign material objects (pottery, obsidian and so on) - is used to make inferences on ancient trade, while population movement can only be assessed when the biological component of an ancient community is analyzed (i.e. the human skeletal remains). But the exchange of goods or the presence of... more...

  • Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese Americaby Pedro Paulo A. Funari; Maria Ximena Senatore

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    The volume contributes to disrupt the old grand narrative of cultural contact and colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America in a wide and complete sense. This edited volume aims at exploring contact archaeology in the modern era. Archaeology has been exploring the interaction of peoples and cultures from early times, but only in the last few decades... more...

  • Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlandsby Brett A. Houk

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    For more than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and sites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have shaped our understanding of the Maya. Yet the lowlands of Belize, which were once home to a rich urban tradition that persisted and evolved for almost 2,000 years, are treated as peripheral to these great Classic period sites.... more...

  • Intimate Ties, Bitter Strugglesby Alan Mcpherson

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95

    Over the last sixty years, the relationship between the United States and Latin America has been marred by ideological conflict, imbalances of power, and economic disparity. The U.S.-sponsored coup in Guatemala, the near lynching of Vice President Richard Nixon in Venezuela, and the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion are a few reminders of the sometimes... more...

  • Sibylsby Jorge Guillermo

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74

    From figures such as Erythaean to Tiburtine Sibyls, humans have always been fascinated with the role of the female oracle. In Sibyls , Guillermo charts the history of these women and their prophetic writings, examining why they have garnered so much attention and respect. The first of its kind, Sibyls offers a unique insight into pagan iconography... more...