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  • Liberators, Patriots and Leaders of Latin Americaby Jerome R. Adams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This book features biographies of 32 of the most notable figures in Latin American history. To the 23 individuals from the first edition, consisting mostly of revolutionary, political, and military figures of the past, are added nine new biographies of contemporary Latin American presidents, providing an updated view of the region's leadership.... more...

  • Colonial Legaciesby Jeremy Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    More than other Atlantic societies, Latin America is shackled to its past. This collection is an exploration of the binding historical legacies--the making of slavery, patrimonial absolutist states, backward agriculture and the imprint of the Enlightenment--with which Latin America continues to grapple. Leading writers and scholars reflect on how... more...

  • Taking Rootby Marjorie Agosín

    Ohio University Press 2002; US$ 21.99

    In Taking Root , Latin American women of Jewish descent, from Mexico to Uruguay, recall their coming of age with Sabbath candles and Hebrew prayers, Ladino songs and merengue music, Queen Esther and the Virgin of Guadalupe. Rich and poor, Sephardi and Ashkenazi, Jewish immigrant families searched for a new home and identity in predominantly Catholic... more...

  • Ancient Maya Potteryby James John Aimers

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    The ancient Maya produced a broad range of ceramics that has attracted concerted scholarly attention for over a century. Pottery sherds--the most abundant artifacts recovered from sites--reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking traditions, and cultural exchange in Maya society. Today, nearly every Maya archaeologist... more...

  • Archaeoastronomy and the Mayaby Gerardo Aldana y V.; Edwin L. Barnhart

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites, originating in the 19th century discovery of astronomical tables within hieroglyphic books. Early 20th century archaeological excavations... more...

  • Yaxcabá and the Caste War of Yucatanby Rani Alexander

    University of New Mexico Press 2004; US$ 55.00

    Rani Alexander's study of the Caste War of Yucatán (1847-1901) uses archaeological evidence, ethnography, and history to explore the region's processes of resistance. more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 26.93

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin Americaby Kenneth J. Andrien

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 28.99

    The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America is an anthology of stories of largely ordinary individuals struggling to forge a life during the unstable colonial period in Latin America. Now fully updated with new and revised essays, the book is carefully balanced among countries and ethnicities. Within an overall theme of social order and disorder... more...

  • Ancient Maya Womenby Traci Ardren

    AltaMira Press 2001; US$ 36.99

    Edited volume tracing the state of knowledge of gender in Ancient Mayan society. more...

  • The Maya World of Communicating Objectsby Miguel Astor-Aguilera

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    Astor-Aguilera argues that the western concept of religion and religious objects is not the framework for understanding Mayan cosmology or practice. more...