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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.95 US$ 6.05
A recognized Latin American history masterpiece "The History of the Conquest of Peru" offers an authoritative vision of Pizarro's turbulent defeat of the Inca Empire. Overflowing with spectacle, every page encapsulates the ruthlessness and arrogance of the conquistadors. more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 11.25
Polis (meervoud: poleis) is het Oudgriekse woord voor stad, voor staat en voor de combinatie van die twee: een stadstaat. In de Oudheid leefden de meeste Grieken in zo'n stadstaat. De polis als staatsvorm of als type samenleving vormt de grondslag voor de gehele Griekse cultuur. De Griekse cultuur valt alleen te begrijpen als men de polis begrijpt.... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 22.99
As one of the most recognized experts on Brazil, Thomas E. Skidmore has compiled a much-needed and brief yet complete study of the country's rich ethnic, political, economic, industrial and social history. Written for both general readers and students of Latin American culture and history, Brazil examines the blessings of the country's ethnic diversity,... more...
- Eclipse Press 2005; US$ 9.99
Award-winning photographer Barbara Livingston captures the many sides of a quintessential Victorian town, from its famous racetrack to its historic homes and Revolutionary War memorials. Livingston, who grew up near Saratoga Springs, New York, honors its history, evoking the ghosts of the golden age of Diamond Jim Brady and the Canfield Casino, revering... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 141.99
The American political economist Henry George devoted his life to the single tax. Virtually forgotten today, his best seller Progress and Poverty influenced numerous people in the English-speaking world. His fame and fall were due to a temporary alliance with the American Irish Catholics who were agitating for the land war in Ireland and social change... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 67.00
Contrary to prevailing wisdom, Latin American countries that opened their markets to international competition during the last decade have not been more vulnerable to the global economic downturn. The OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2010 provides a fresh analysis of economic trends in the region with a particular focus on the role that international... more...
- Encounter Books 2009; US$ 17.95
During the forty or so years that preceded Hugo Chavez?s seizing of power, Venezuela had the most stable democracy in Latin America, the fastest-growing economy and the highest standard of living in the region. After Chavez seized power in 1999, however, things have changed radically. Today, Venezuela can no longer be seen as a democracy and rather... more...