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  • Religious Culture in Modern Mexicoby Martin Austin Nesvig

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 34.99

    This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence.... more...

  • Children of the Sunby Elizabeth Manson Bahr

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.49

    Children of the Sun is an epic retelling of the Conquest of Mexico from the Aztec point of view, and a breath-taking story of courage and loyalty, treachery and deceit. Peopled with a huge cast of characters from the agonised Emperor himself and his headstrong daughter to the enigmatic conquistador Hernan Cortes, this is a richly imagined recreation... more...

  • A Time to Standby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Besieged by General Santa Anna?s five thousand troops, a handful of Texans fought for liberty in the face of overwhelming odds Looking out over the walls of the whitewashed Alamo, sweltering in the intense sun of a February heat wave, Colonel William Travis knew his small garrison had little chance of holding back the Mexican army. Even after... more...

  • ¡Tequila!by Marie Gaytán

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Italy has grappa, Russia has vodka, Jamaica has rum. Around the world, certain drinks?especially those of the intoxicating kind?are synonymous with their peoples and cultures. For Mexico, this drink is tequila. For many, tequila can conjure up scenes of body shots on Cancún bars and coolly garnished margaritas on sandy beaches. Its power is equally... more...

  • Technology and the Search for Progress in Modern Mexicoby Edward Beatty

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In the late nineteenth century, Mexican citizens quickly adopted new technologies imported from abroad to sew cloth, manufacture glass bottles, refine minerals, and provide many goods and services. Rapid technological change supported economic growth and also brought cultural change and social dislocation. Drawing on three detailed case studies?the... more...

  • Maize for the Godsby Michael Blake

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Maize is the world?s most productive food and industrial crop, grown in more than 160 countries and on every continent except Antarctica. If by some catastrophe maize were to disappear from our food supply chain, vast numbers of people would starve and global economies would rapidly collapse. How did we come to be so dependent on this one plant? ... more...

  • The Codex Borgiaby Gisele Díaz; Alan Rodgers

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Considered by many scholars the finest extant Mexican codex and one of the most important original sources for the study of pre-Columbian religion, the Codex Borgia is a work of profound beauty, filled with strange and evocative images related to calendrical, cosmological, ritual, and divinatory matters. Generally similar to such Mixtec manuscripts... more...

  • Mexican Indian Folk Designsby Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    This fascinating book is the product of intensive scholarly research, its exacting illustrations based on choice examples of Mexican Indian textiles in many different museums and private collections. Incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds, and humans, the patterns represent... more...

  • Poverty of Democracyby Claudio A. Holzner

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Political participation rates have declined steadily in Mexico since the 1990s. The decline has been most severe among the poor, producing a stratified pattern that more and more mirrors Mexico?s severe socioeconomic inequalities. Poverty of Democracy examines the political marginalization of Mexico?s poor despite their key role in the struggle for... more...

  • The Heart in the Glass Jarby William E. French

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Heart in the Glass Jar begins with one man?s literal heart (that of a prominent statesman in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico) but is truly about the hearts, bodies, legal entanglements, and letters?as both symbols and material objects?of northern Mexicans from the 1860s through the 1930s.   William E. French?s innovative study of courtship... more...