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  • The Lost City of the Monkey Godby Douglas Preston

    Head of Zeus 2017; US$ 13.49

    A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A medical mystery. A journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle and a stunning archaeological discovery. more...

  • Youth in Postwar Guatemalaby Michelle J. Bellino

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Through rich ethnographic accounts, Youth in Postwar Guatemala , traces youth experiences in schools, homes, and communities, examining how knowledge and attitudes toward historical injustice develop through formal and informal educational interactions. Michelle J. Bellino shows how a new generation struggles to unlearn authoritarianism and develop... more...

  • Silenced Communitiesby Marcia Esparza

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Although the Guatemalan Civil War ended more than two decades ago, its bloody legacy continues to resonate even today. In Silenced Communities , author Marcia Esparza offers an ethnographic account of the failed demilitarization of the rural militia in the town of Santo Tomás Chichicastenango following the conflict. Combining insights from postcolonialism,... more...

  • Disciples of All Nationsby Lamin O. Sanneh

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    Tracing Christianity's rise from its birth on the edge of the Roman empire--when it proclaimed itself to be a religion for the entire world, not just for one people, one time, and one place--to its key role in Europe's maritime and colonial expansion, Sanneh sheds new light on the ways in which post-Western societies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America... more...

  • Poets and Prophets of the Resistanceby Joaquín M. Chávez

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Poets and Prophets of the Resistance offers a ground-up history and fresh interpretation of the polarization and mobilization that brought El Salvador to the eve of civil war in 1980. Challenging the dominant narrative that university students and political dissidents primarily formed the Salvadoran guerrillas, Joaquín Chávez considers the historical... more...

  • The War Against Epidemics in Colonial Guatemala 1519-1821by Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1999; US$ 10.95

    Using colonial tax and census records, scholars think the indigenous population dropped at least 90% in the first 160 years after the European conquest. Mismanagement, drought, famine, flood, earthquakes, and even volcanic eruptions all had their victims but the chief cause of death were none of these. In colonial Guatemala the pests, the epidemics,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Political Movements and Violence in Central Americaby Charles D. Brockett

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    This book studies the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America. more...

  • Discipline and Developmentby Diane E. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 41.00

    An examination of South Korea's and Taiwan's economic successes and Argentina's and Mexico's relative 'failures' through their rural middle classes. more...