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  • The Aztecsby Michael E. Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 41.95

    The Aztecs brings to life one of the best-known indigenous civilizations of the Americas in a vivid, comprehensive account of the ancient Aztecs. A thorough examination of Aztec origins and civilization including religion, science, and thought Incorporates the latest archaeological excavations and research into explanations of the Spanish conquest... more...

  • Beyond Slaveryby Darién J. Davis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 36.99

    Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans have affected political, economic, and cultural life throughout the region. The contributors engage readers interested in the African diaspora... more...

  • Capturing the Revolution: The United States, Central America, and Nicaragua, 1961-1972by Michael Gambone

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 132.00

    At the start of the 1960s, revolution challenged the established world order. In every corner of the underdeveloped world, discontent with the status quo fueled attempts to revoke colonialism and the strangleholds on power maintained by entrenched local oligarchies. This book examines the causes of revolution in the sixties and the various responses... more...

  • Cobble Circles and Standing Stonesby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteón de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season... more...

  • The Conquest of Historyby Christopher Schmidt-Nowara

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    As Spain rebuilt its colonial regime in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines after the Spanish American revolutions, it turned to history to justify continued dominance. The metropolitan vision of history, however, always met with opposition in the colonies. The Conquest of History examines how historians, officials, and civic groups in Spain... more...

  • The Conquest of New Spainby Bernal Diaz del Castillo; John Cohen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 20.78

    Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detailed description of the Spanish... more...

  • Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeologyby Charles Golden; Greg Borgstede

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 125.00

    This book presents the current state of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the last 100 years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field. more...

  • The Contras, 1980-1989: A Special Kind of Politicsby R. Pardo-Maurer

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 26.95

    Former political officer for the Nicaraguan Resistance (the contras), Rogelio Pardo-Maurer shares his experiences of the factional dynamics of that group in this provocative new study. Providing an historical account of internal politics in the Resistance, Pardo-Maurer analyzes the principle factions or issues of contention, devoting special attention... more...

  • Counterfeit Politicsby David Kelman

    Bucknell University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    In Counterfeit Politics , David Kelman reassesses the political significance of conspiracy theory. more...

  • Crime At El Escorialby D.J. Walker

    UPA 2014; US$ 32.99

    Crime at El Escorial presents a comparative social and judicial analysis of an 1892 child murder, drawing from newspaper archives among other historical documents. D.J. Walker discusses the role of Spain?s intellectual elite in crystallizing dissatisfaction with the popular jury and the impact of journalists? fictionalized representations of the... more...