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  • The Human Tradition in Mexicoby Jeffrey M. Pilcher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 31.99

    The Human Tradition in Mexico is a book of real-life stories of Mexicans throughout more than 250 years of the country's history. This text does not focus on presidents, generals, and other well-known figures, but rather on the ordinary individuals who faced challenges common to all Mexicans of their generation. Editor Jeffrey M. Pilcher uses these... more...

  • Mexico in the 1940sby Stephen R. Niblo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 35.99

    Attention to Mexico's history after 1940 stands in the shadow of the country's epic revolution of 1910D1923, and historians and scholars tend to bring their focus on Mexican history to a close with the end of the L_zaro C_rdenas presidency in 1940. Mexico in the 1940s: Modernity, Politics, and Corruption examines Mexican politics in the wake of Cardenismo,... more...

  • 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...

  • The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780?1824by Christon I. Archer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 34.99

    The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780?1824 investigates the roots of the Mexican Independence era from a variety of perspectives. The essays in this volume link the pre-1810 late Bourbon period to the War of Independence (1810?1821), analyze many crucial aspects of the decade of conflict, and illustrate the continuities with the first years of the independent... 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...

  • The Promised Landby Daniel Harris

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 9.99

    In 1998-99, Manchester United won the Premier League, the FA Cup and Champions League - the only team to accomplish such a feat in fifty-five years of trying. Whether that makes it the finest of all time is open to debate, but what is not is the status of the season: it is, simply and incontrovertibly, the finest ever enjoyed by an English team. And... 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...

  • 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...