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  • A Visit to Don Otavioby Sybille Bedford

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Mexico, through the eyes of Sybille Bedford, is a country of passion and paradox: arid desert and shrieking jungle, harsh sun and deep shadow, violence and sentimentality. In her frank descriptions of the horrors of travel- trapped in a broiling stationary train, or in a bus with a dead fish against her face- she gains our trust. But it is the charmed... more...

  • Pre-Colombian Citiesby Jorge Enrique Hardoy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor Jorge Hardoy poses this question and many more in his comprehensive summary of the ancient cities where Latin America's peoples lived before... more...

  • ?See, I will bring a scroll recounting what befell me? (Ps 40:8)by Esther Eshel; Yigal Levin

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 89.32

    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...

  • Porfirio Diazby Paul Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally... more...

  • Don Luis und die Frauen Carvajalby Dagmar Bechtloff

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 53.60

    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...

  • Building a Latino Civil Rights Movementby Sonia Song-Ha Lee

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Building a Latino Civil Rights Movement: Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in New York City more...

  • Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexicoby Javier Villa-Flores; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico. more...

  • Drache und Federschlangeby Serge Gruzinski; Enrico Heinemann; Reinhard Tiffert

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 34.20

    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...

  • New York City 1964by Lawrence R. Samuel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Five seminal events occurred in New York city in the pivotal year 1964: the "British Invasion," with the arrival of The Beatles in February; the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens in March; the World's Fair that ran in Queens between April and October; the "race riots" in Brooklyn and Harlem in July; and the world series in... more...

  • Letters From Brooklynby Robert P. Laurence

    Publish Green 2014; US$ 4.99

    Lifelong Californian Robert P. Laurence took a three-year walk in New York City, sharing his adventures with friends back home in more than 80 e-mail letters. Now he publishes those letters in an e-book, "Letters From Brooklyn: A Slightly Irregular Memoir of Everyday Life in New York City With a Tour Guide Thrown In," a witty, irreverent... more...