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  • The First Maya Civilizationby Francisco Estrada-Belli

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    The First Maya Civilization discusses the most recent advances in our knowledge of the Preclassic Maya and the emergence of their rainforest civilization, with new data on settlement, political organization, architecture, iconography and epigraphy supporting a contemporary theoretical perspective that challenges prior assumptions. more...

  • The History of Nicaraguaby Clifford L. Staten

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 50.00

    This concise history of Nicaragua provides the reader with a history of the ways in which key political and economic factors have contributed to the creation of the modern nation. more...

  • Trespassers Forgivenby C. H. Godden

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 40.00

    Within three decades of the end of the Second World War, the once mighty British Empire had been dismantled leaving only a few residual spots of red on the world map. This was the age of de-colonisation and Independence. Trespassers Forgiven offers a personal glimpse into the history of British Honduras (Belize) at this crucial period in British... more...

  • The Last Colonial Massacreby Greg Grandin; Greg Grandin; Naomi Klein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research... more...

  • Maya Roadsby Mary Jo McConahay

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Drawing upon three decades of working, traveling, and living in Central America?s remote and dangerous landscapes, this memoir chronicles a journalist?s fascinating experiences with the people, politics, archaeology, and species of the rainforest, the cradle of Mayan civilization. The intense beauty of the forest, the fantastic locales, the ancient... more...

  • Cobble Circles and Standing Stonesby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 30.00

    In this first-person tale of archaeological adventure in the tropical forest, Jeffrey Quilter tells the story of his excavation of Rivas, a great ceremonial center at the foot of the Talamanca Mountain range, which flourished between A.D. 900 and 1300, and its fabled gold-filled cemetery, the Panteón de La Reina. Beginning with the 1992 field season... more...

  • To Save Her Lifeby Dan Saxon

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 55.00

    Part human rights drama, part political thriller, part love story, this riveting narrative chronicles the disappearance of one woman as it tells the larger story of the past fifty years of violence and struggle for social justice and democracy, and U.S. intervention in Guatemala. Maritza Urrutia was abducted from a middle-class neighborhood while taking... more...

  • Everyday Revolutionariesby Irina Carlota Silber

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Everyday Revolutionaries provides a longitudinal and rigorous analysis of the legacies of war in a community racked by political violence. By exploring political processes in one of El Salvador's former war zones-a region known for its peasant revolutionary participation-it offers a searing portrait of the entangled aftermaths of confrontation... more...

  • Readings in Caribbean History and Cultureby D.A. Dunkley; Dalea Bean; Eldon V. Birthwright; Trevor Burnard; D A. Dunkley; Dennis Gill; Claudia Hucke; Coreen J. Leacock; Russell Lord; Michael Niblett; Raymond Ramcharitar; Shivani Sivagurunathan; Benita P. Thompson; S Joel Warrican

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 99.99

    This collection of eleven essays is designed to highlight some important new voices who have been doing research on the general subject areas of the history and culture of the Caribbean. The essays in this volume also address a number of themes which are critical to developing an understanding of current scholarly work on the two broad subject areas.... more...

  • Utatlanby Thomas F. Babcock

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 60.00

    One of the most important Postclassic cities, Utatlán, in highland Guatemala, was excavated more than three decades ago. However, the data amassed by archaeologists have not been published until now. Details on architecture, pottery, burials, and artifacts, along with a focus on residential archaeology, make Utatlán: The Constituted Community of the... more...