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- Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95
The Conquest of Mexico is a brilliant account of the Spanishconquest of Mexico, written from a new and unfamiliar angle. Gruzinski analyses the process of colonization that took place innative Indian societies over three centuries, focusing ondisruptions to the Indian's memory, changes in their perception ofreality, the spread of the European idea... more...
- Roaring Forties Press 2010; US$ 4.95
This book introduces readers—whether they are native New Yorkers or Mad Men fans who have never set foot in the city—to the places, both famous and not so famous, that play a role in the historical and dramatic tapestry of Mad Men, from the famous Madison Avenue ad agencies that inspired its setting to the taverns, restaurants, and hotels that host... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 17.99
Women of Privilege traces the decline of a once-privileged Hudson River Valley family whose neighbors were Vanderbilts, Delanos, and Roosevelts. Based on diaries and journals, and written by a family descendant, it combines biography and memoir with social history. more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99
Fire Island is a haven for everyone and a special place for the author - she met her husband here 35 years ago. A pencil-thin barrier beach 32 miles long, Fire Island extends from Robert Moses State Park in the west to Moriches Inlet in the east. The island runs parallel to the South Shore of Long Island and protects it from the... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99
The lure of isolated beaches rimmed with palm trees brought John Huston to Puerto Vallarta in the 1960s to film Night of the Iguana. His cast included Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. While working, the two fell in love. Their story became one of the great love stories of that century.This romance resulted in thousands of people swarming to the... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
South of Veracruz looms the state of Oaxaca. Highway 17 from Veracruz pushes right into its northern half, unmindful of the mountains that rise up, the vegetation that looms closer and greener, or the wildlife that diversifies and multiplies, as the population thins out. Oaxaca's northern half is wild and remote - mountains and cloud forests, inhabited... more...
- Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 29.39
16. August 1519: Hernán Cortés, begleitet von wenigen Hundert Soldaten, beginnt seinen Marsch nach Tenochtitlan, der Hauptstadt der Azteken. In der Folge gelingt es ihm in kürzester Zeit, das Reich Moctezumas zu erobern ? dieses welthistorische Ereignis begründet die spanische Kolonialherrschaft in Amerika. <br> 23. Januar 1520: Eine portugiesische... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 45.53
Don Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva, der erste Gouverneur des Nuevo Reino de León/Neuspanien, und seine Familie finden meist nur als prominente Beispiele für die Geschichte der Judenverfolgung in Spanischamerika bzw. der Geschichte der überseeischen Inquisition Erwähnung. Die Frauen in der Familie Carvajal werden, wenn sie überhaupt berücksichtigt werden,... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 75.87
In January 2011, the David and Jemima Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center for Jewish History held its second international conference at Bar-Ilan University, dedicated to the memory of Professor Hanan Eshel, the founding academic director of the center who passed away on April 8th, 2010. This collection of articles, traces, when taken together, daily lifein... more...