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  • Lost City of the Incasby Hiram Bingham; Hugh Thomson

    Orion 2010; US$ 26.29

    New reissue of one of the greatest examples of exploration literature. 2011 marks the centenary of the discovery of Machu Picchu, which was one of the most important stories of the heroic age of archaeology. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital... more...

  • Transformedby William G. McAtee; William F. Winter

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    What began in May 1964 as the routine beginning of a new pastorate at the Columbia Presbyterian Church soon turned into a life-changing experience for Bill McAtee, a fourth generation Mississippian and son of a Presbyterian minister. This story revolves around the quiet leadership of Earl D. "Buddy" McLean, who became Mayor of Columbia, determined... more...

  • The Pursuit of a Dreamby Janet Sharp Hermann

    University Press of Mississippi 1999; US$ 25.00

    This fascinating history set in the Reconstruction South is a testament to African-American resilience, fortitude, and independence. It tells of three attempts to create an ideal community on the river bottom lands at Davis Bend south of Vicksburg. There Joseph Davis's effort to establish a cooperative community among the slaves on his plantation... more...

  • Reminiscences of an Active Lifeby John Roy Lynch; John Hope Franklin

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 35.00

    Born into slavery on a Louisiana plantation, John Roy Lynch (1847-1939) came to adulthood during the Reconstruction Era and lived a public-spirited life for over three decades. His political career began in 1869 with his appointment as justice of the peace. Within the year, he was elected to the Mississippi legislature and was later elected Speaker... more...

  • The Corner of the Livingby Miguel La Serna

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Corner of the Living: Ayacucho on the Eve of the Shining Path Insurgency more...

  • Montane Foragersby Mark S. Aldenderfer

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 45.00

    The rich and diversified archaeological record recovered at Asana--which spans from 10,000 to 3,500 years ago--includes the earliest houses as well as public and ceremonial buildings in the central cordillera. Built, used, and abandoned over many millennia, the Asana structures completely transform our understanding of the antiquity and development... more...

  • Reading Inca Historyby Catherine Julien

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    At the heart of this book is the controversy over whether Inca history can and should be read as history. Did the Incas narrate a true reflection of their past, and did the Spaniards capture these narratives in a way that can be meaningfully reconstructed? In Reading Inca History, Catherine Julien finds that the Incas did indeed create detectable... more...

  • The Shape of Inca Historyby Susan A. Niles

    University of Iowa Press 2002; US$ 29.95

    In  The Shape of Inca History,  Susan Niles considers the ways in which the Inca concept of history informed their narratives, rituals, and architecture. Using sixteenth-century chronicles of Inca culture, legal documents from the first generation of conquest, and field investigation of architectural remains, she strategically explores... more...

  • An American Planterby Martha Jane Brazy

    LSU Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Extraordinarily wealthy and influential, Stephen Duncan (1787-1867) was a landowner, slaveholder, and financier with a remarkable array of social, economic, and political contacts in pre-Civil War America. In this, the first biography of Duncan, Martha Jane Brazy offers a compelling new portrait of antebellum life through exploration of Duncan's multifaceted... more...

  • Calvete De Estrella's De Rebus Indicis , a Latin History of the Spanish Conquest of Peruby Zebulun Q. Weeks

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    Juan Cristobal Calvete de Estrella (c. 1510/20-1593) was a Spanish humanist with close connections to the courts of Charles V and Philip II, to the latter of whom he was a tutor. Among his many works in Latin and Spanish was De Rebus Indicis, a Latin history of the accounts of chroniclers, used documents probably supplied by the family of Cristobal... more...