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  • Ana en el Trópicoby Nilo Cruz; Nacho Artime

    Theatre Communications Group 2004; US$ 12.95

    The Spanish language edition of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Colombiaby Harvey F. Kline

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 129.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Colombia covers the history of Colombia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Falklands Warby David Monaghan

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 168.00

    This book examines the debate which has long raged in Britain about the meaning of the Falklands War. Using literary critical methods, Monaghan examines how the Thatcherite reading of the war as a myth of British greatness reborn was developed through political speeches and journalistic writing. He then goes on to discuss a number of films, plays,... 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...

  • Myths of Modernityby Elizabeth Dore

    Duke University Press 2006; US$ 84.95

    Combines Marxist and postmodern approaches to argue that patriarchy has provided the central organizing principle of Nicaraguan agrarian labor systems. more...