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  • Junglelandby Christopher S. Stewart

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    "I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed... more...

  • Junglelandby Christopher S. Stewart

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99

    "I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed... more...

  • Distilling the Influence of Alcoholby Jr David Carey

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    Sugar, coffee, corn, and chocolate have long dominated the study of Central American commerce, and researchers tend to overlook one other equally significant commodity: alcohol. Often illicitly produced and consumed, aguardiente (distilled sugar cane spirits or rum) was central to Guatemalan daily life, though scholars have often neglected its fundamental... more...

  • Ancient Maya Potteryby James John Aimers

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    The ancient Maya produced a broad range of ceramics that has attracted concerted scholarly attention for over a century. Pottery sherds--the most abundant artifacts recovered from sites--reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking traditions, and cultural exchange in Maya society. Today, nearly every Maya archaeologist... more...

  • The Maya of Modernismby Jesse Lerner

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    This study examines the ways artists, architects, filmmakers, photographers, and other producers of visual culture in Mexico, the United States, Europe, and beyond have mined Mayan history and imagery. more...

  • The Aztecsby Michael E. Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    2012: The Year of the Mayan Prophecy . . . more...

  • 2012by Daniel Pinchbeck

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 23.48

    2012: The Year of the Mayan Prophecy . . . more...

  • Mussolini's National Project in Argentinaby David Aliano

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2012; US$ 74.99

    Mussolini?s National Project in Argentina offers a new look at the theoretical questions surrounding the promotion of a national project within another nation-state. Using the Italian project in Argentina as its case study, it highlights the active role emigrants can play in the national discourse when provided with a free public space abroad.... more...

  • Counterfeit Politicsby David Kelman

    Bucknell University Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    In Counterfeit Politics , David Kelman reassesses the political significance of conspiracy theory. Traditionally, political theory has sought to banish the ?paranoid style? from the ?proper? domain of politics. But if conspiracy theory lies outside the sphere of legitimate politics, why do these narratives continue to haunt political life? ... more...