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  • Moon Guatemalaby Al Argueta

    Avalon Travel 2013; US$ 19.99

    Part-time Guatemala resident Al Argueta provides travelers with an insider's view of Guatemala's best, from idyllic surf spots to popular volcanoes. Argueta offers in-depth coverage of Lake Atitlan and La Antigua, as well as Guatemala City's diverse selection of museums. With expert advice on where to eat, sleep, relax, and explore, Moon Guatemala... more...

  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... more...

  • Paradise in Ashesby Beatriz Manz

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path®by Christine O'toole

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience??if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales,  Pennsylvania Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Pennsylvania... more...

  • Secrecy and Insurgencyby Silvia Posocco

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Secrecy and Insurgency deals with the experiences of guerrilla combatants of the Fuerzas Armadas Rebeldes (Rebel Armed Forces) in the aftermath of the peace accords signed in December 1996 between the Guatemalan government and guerrilla insurgents. Drawing on a broad field of contemporary theory, Silvia Posocco?s Secrecy and Insurgency presents... more...

  • Secret History, Second Editionby Nick Cullather

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA?s activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty documents for a new documentary Appendix,... more...

  • Maya In Exileby Allan Burns

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    The Maya are the single largest group of indigenous people living in North and Central America. Beginning in the early 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Maya fled the terror of Guatemalan civil strife to safety in Mexico and the U.S. This ethnography of Mayan immigrants who settled in Indiatown, a small agricultural community in south central Florida,... more...

  • Maya Revolt and Revolution in the Eighteenth Centuryby Robert W. Patch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Records of revolts, rebellions, and revolutions provide insight into the nature of the Maya in the colonial period. This book presents five case studies - four in Guatemala and one in Yucatan, Mexico - of eighteenth-century Maya acts of violent resistance to colonialism, and, in the process, reveals a great deal about indigenous culture, social structure,... more...

  • Re-Enchanting the Worldby C. Mathews Samson

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Christian evangelicals among native people in Latin America. What does it mean to be both Maya and Protestant in Guatemala? Burgeoning religious pluralism in Mesoamerica and throughout Latin America is evident as Protestantism permeates a region that had been overwhelmingly Catholic for nearly five centuries. In considering the interplay between... more...

  • Buried Secretsby Victoria Sanford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Based on exhaustive research, this work chronicles the journey of Maya survivors seeking truth, justice and community healing. It demonstrates that the Guatemalan army carried out a systematic and intentional genocide against the Maya during La Violencia in the 1970s and 80s. more...