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  • Encyclopedia of the Ancient Mayaby Walter R. T. Witschey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 90.00

    Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya provides an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception to the Spanish Conquest. Exploring Maya society, celebrations, and achievements, as well as new insights into Maya culture and collapse, this is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction suitable for students and general readers. more...

  • Night of Sorrowsby Graham Hancock

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 24.99

    Cortés and his small army of Conquistadors enter Tenochtitlan, the island city of the Aztecs, as guests of the psychotic emperor Moctezuma who plans to trap them there and kill them all. In a stunning coup, Cortés acts first, taking the emperor hostage and ruling the Aztecs through him. All of Mexico seems about to fall into his hands until a report... more...

  • Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamericaby John E. Staller; Brian Stross

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica is the first ever study to explore the symbolic elements surrounding lightning in Pre-Columbian religious ideologies. more...

  • The Politics of Che Guevaraby Samuel Farber

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 16.99

    A political portrait focused on Guevara’s thought and political record aimed at dispelling many of the myths about the revolutionary. more...

  • The Search for the Pink-Headed Duckby Rory Nugent

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this exceptionally rare bird. In Calcutta he prowled the fowl market, where a few of the ducks used to appear during the Raj. Traveling on to Delhi, he was befriended by a Cambridge-educated smuggler, and he learned of remote regions to... more...

  • Las Culturas y Civilizaciones Latinoamericanasby Floyd Merrell; María Teresa DePaoli

    UPA 2016; US$ 34.99

    This updated textbook describes the history of Latin America and sets a mood that allows the reader to get a genuine sense of the languages, cultures, and civilizations of this complex and colorful land. Each chapter offers lists of general concepts, important terms, questions, and topics for classroom debates. more...

  • Maya Daykeepingby John M. Weeks; Frauke Sachse; Christian M. Prager

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 19.95

    In Maya Daykeeping , three divinatory calendars from highland Guatemala - examples of a Mayan literary tradition that includes the Popul Vuh, Annals of the Cakchiquels, and the Titles of the Lords of Totonicapan - dating to 1685, 1722, and 1855, are transcribed in K'iche or Kaqchikel side-by-side with English translations. Calendars such as these... more...

  • The Kowojby Prudence M. Rice; Don S. Rice

    University Press of Colorado 2009; US$ 27.95

    Neighbors of the better-known Itza in the central Petén lakes region of Guatemala, the Kowoj Maya have been studied for little more than a decade. The Kowoj: Identity, Migration, and Geopolitics in Late Postclassic Petén, Guatemala summarizes the results of recent research into this ethno-political group conducted by Prudence Rice, Don Rice, and... more...

  • A Radical Faithby Eileen Markey

    PublicAffairs 2016; US$ 36.00

    On a hot and dusty December day in 1980, the bodies of four American women-three of them Catholic nuns-were pulled from a hastily dug grave in a field outside San Salvador. They had been murdered two nights before by the US-trained El Salvadoran military. News of the killing shocked the American public and set off a decade of debate over Cold War... more...

  • Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutionsby Marc Becker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 28.00

    This clear and concise text extends our understanding of revolutions with a critical narrative analysis of key Latin American examples. Each case study provides an interpretive explanation of the historical context in which each movement emerged, its main goals and achievements, its shortcomings, its outcome, and its legacy. more...