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  • The Codex Nuttallby Zelia Nuttall

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.00

    The only value-priced, full-color edition of the pre-Columbian Mexican (Mixtec) book. Features 88 color plates of kings, gods, heroes, temples, sacrifices, and more. New introduction. more...

  • The Time of Freedomby Cindy Forster

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2001; US$ 27.95

    Cindy Forster’s insightful work reveals the critical role played by the rural poor in organizing and sustaining Guatemala’s national revolution of 1944-1954. more...

  • An Agrarian Republicby Aldo Lauria-Santiago

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1999; US$ 28.95

    With unprecedented use of local and national sources, Lauria-Santiago presents a more complex portrait of El Salvador than has ever been ventured before. Using thoroughly researched regional case studies, Lauria-Santiago challenges the accepted vision of Central America in the nineteenth century and critiques the "liberal oligarchic hegemony" model... more...

  • Latin America 2015-2016by Blair Turner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 19.99

    A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing... more...

  • Wolf Tracksby Peter Szok

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 55.00

    How red devil buses and self-taught artists have enlivened one Latin American nation more...

  • The Black Christ of Esquipulasby Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    On the eastern border of Guatemala and Honduras, pilgrims and travelers flock to the Black Christ of Esquipulas, a large statue carved from wood depicting Christ on the cross. The Catholic shrine, built in the late sixteenth century, has become the focal point of admiration and adoration from New Mexico to Panama. Beyond being a site of popular devotion,... more...

  • Memories of Conquestby Laura E. Matthew

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Indigenous allies helped the Spanish gain a foothold in the Americas. What did these Indian conquistadors expect from the partnership, and what were the implications of their involvement in Spain's New World empire? Laura Matthew's study of Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala--the first study to focus on a single allied colony over the entire colonial period--places... more...

  • Latin American Constitutionalism,1810-2010by Roberto Gargarella

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 77.99

    Latin America possesses an enormously rich constitutional history, but this legal history has only recently begun to be subjected to scholarly inquiry. In Latin American Constitutionalism (1810-2010) , Roberto Gargarella provides a broadly comparative and landmark history of Latin American constitutionalism, informed by constitutional theory. more...

  • In Search of Juli?n Carrillo and Sonido 13by Alejandro L. Madrid

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    In the 1920s, the Mexican composer Juli?n Carrillo (1875-1965) developed a microtonal system called El Sonido 13 (The 13th Sound). Eschewing traditionally linear historical frameworks, In Search of Juli?n Carrillo and Sonido 13 employs an innovative transhistorical narrative in which past, present and future are explored dialogically in order to... more...

  • The Madrid Codexby Gabrielle Vail; Anthony Aveni

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 27.95

    This volume offers new calendrical models and methodologies for reading, dating, and interpreting the general significance of the Madrid Codex. The longest of the surviving Maya codices, this manuscript includes texts and images painted by scribes conversant in Maya hieroglyphic writing, a written means of communication practiced by Maya elites from... more...