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Central America

  • Politics in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaraguaby THOMAS ANDERSON

    ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 27.95

    A clear and balanced presentation of the dilemmas associated with each of the four nations. A skillful cultural framework is provided in the first chapter, which serves as an overview. Foreign Affairs A fine study. Anderson's reputation as a scholar and a Latin Americanist will be enhanced when this study... more...

  • Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introductionby Rolena Adorno

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    An account of the literature of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this book examines the origins of colonial Latin American literature in Spanish, the writings and relationships among major literary and intellectual figures of the colonial period, and the story of how Spanish literary language developed... more...

  • The Panama Canalby Robert Aguirre

    BRILL 2010; US$ 211.00

    Considering the Panama Canal as an artificial strait, this book will let legal logic yield to historical and geographic experience by recasting the Panama Canal?s environment as the product of three elements, suggesting new perspectives about its past and future. 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...

  • Archaeoastronomy and the Mayaby Gerardo Aldana y V.; Edwin L. Barnhart

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites, originating in the 19th century discovery of astronomical tables within hieroglyphic books. Early 20th century archaeological excavations... more...

  • Lost in the Long Transitionby William L. Alexander; Jessica Budds; Joan E. Paluzzi; Angela Vergara; Anton Daughters; Emily Wakild; Margot Olavarrķa; Guadalupe Salazar; Deborah R. Altamirano

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 39.99

    Presenting case studies by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, and environmental specialists,Lost in the Long Transition critically examines the impact of neoliberal economic and social policies at the local level in post-dictatorship Chile. Topics include privatization of water rights, tuberculosis and public health crises, the role... more...

  • Mussolini's National Project in Argentinaby David Aliano

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 77.99

    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...

  • Green Phoenixby William Allen

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Can we prevent the destruction of the world's tropical forests? In the fire-scarred hills of Costa Rica, award-winning science writer William Allen found a remarkable answer: we can not only prevent their destruction--we can bring them back to their former glory.In Green Phoenix , Allen tells the gripping story of a large group of Costa Rican and... more...

  • Waves of Protestby Paul D. Almeida

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    One of the first longitudinal studies of collective resistance in the developing world, Waves of Protest examines large-scale contentious action in El Salvador during critical eras in the countryÕs history. Providing a compelling analysis of the massive waves of protests from the early twentieth century to the present in El Salvador, Paul D. Almeida... more...

  • The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chileby Stephen J. C. Andes

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    A religious and political history of transnational Catholic activism in Latin America during the 1920s and 1930s. more...