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  • Happenstanceby Robert Root

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Reflecting on how a student?s parents met because of a fly ball to center field in a summer softball game, author Robert Root wondered how the lives of that student?s parents and of the student himself would have changed had the batter bunted or struck out. Haunted by this pure example of happenstance, he began to ponder his own existence, dependent... more...

  • Die Andenby Axel Borsdorf; Christoph Stadel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 79.99

    Bodenschätze, die überwältigenden Naturschönheiten,  die Vielfalt scheinbar intakter Kulturen, wirtschaftliche Vielfalt - das sind Stichwörter, die man gemeinhin mit den Anden verbindet. Erstmals seit Jahrzehnten wird eine Gesamtschau eines Erdraums  versucht, der durch die längste Gebirgskette der Erde verbunden ist. In diesem Raum von außerordentlicher... more...

  • Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopiasby Jan Rus; Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo; Shannan L. Mattiace; José Alejos García; Andrés Aubry; Araceli Burguete Cal y Mayor; George A. Collier; Christine Eber; Gustavo Esteva; Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo; Xóchitl Leyva Solano; Shannan L. Mattiace; Jan Rus

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 47.99

    The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways that Indians across Chiapas have carved out autonomous cultural and political spaces in their diverse communities and regions. Offering a consistent... more...

  • Ancient Mesoamerican Warfareby Kathryn M. Brown; Travis W. Stanton

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 45.99

    Collection of articles providing new research on warfare in ancient Maya and other Mesoamerican societies based on archaeological, ethnohistorical, and linguistic evidence more...

  • Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolutionby Jürgen Buchenau

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 40.99

    The only substantive study of Plutarco Elías Calles and the Mexican Revolution, this book traces the remarkable life story of a complex and little-understood, yet key figure in Mexico's history. Jürgen Buchenau draws on a rich array of archival evidence from Mexico, the United States, and Europe to explore Calles's origins and political trajectory,... more...

  • Hope and Frustrationby Carlos B. Gil

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1991; US$ 27.99

    This volume aims to spotlight six of contemporary Mexico's most important opposition figures. In-depth interviews conducted by Carlos B. Gil introduce the reader to such increasingly influential leaders as Jesus Gonzalez Schmal, of the conservative PAN; Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, the most successful opposition candidate in Mexico's history; and Jorge Alcocer... more...

  • Gotham at Warby Edward K. Spann

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 30.99

    Gotham at War is an accessible, entertaining account of America's biggest and most powerful urban center during the Civil War. New York City mobilized an enthusiastic but poorly trained military force during the first month of the war that helped protect Washington, D.C., from Confederate capture. Its strong financial support for the national government... more...

  • Telling Maya Talesby Gary H. Gossen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    Telling Maya Tales offers an experimental ethnographic portrait of the San Juan Chamula, the largest and most influential Maya community of Highland Chiapas, in the late twentieth century--the era of the Zapatistas. In this collection of essays, the author, whose field work in the area spans two generations of anthropological thought, explores several... more...

  • The Conquest of Mexicoby Serge Gruzinski

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95

    The Conquest of Mexico is a brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, written from a new and unfamiliar angle. Gruzinski analyses the process of colonization that took place in native Indian societies over three centuries, focusing on disruptions to the Indian's memory, changes in their perception of reality, the spread of the European... more...

  • Maximilian and Carlotaby M. M. McAllen

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    M. M. McAllen writes about the history of the Southwest and Mexico. Her other books include I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, depicting the blending cultures against the backdrop of the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and border upheavals; and A Brave Boy and... more...