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  • Portugal and Brazil in Transitionby Raymond S. Sayers

    University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 72.00

    Through a series of essays on various aspects of Portuguese and Brazilian culture, this book presents an enlightening picture of contemporary civilization in the two countries and a forecast of what the next twenty years or so may bring. The authors discuss subjects in such basic fields as literature, linguistics, history, the social sciences, geography,... more...

  • The Lost City of Zby David Grann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    A New York Times , USA Today , Wall Street Journal , Washington Post , Boston Globe , San Francisco Chronicle , Los Angeles Times , and Denver Post Bestseller   In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying... more...

  • Straining at the Anchorby Gerardo della Paolera; Alan M. Taylor

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    The "Argentine disappointment"—why Argentina persistently failed to achieve sustained economic stability during the twentieth century—is an issue that has mystified scholars for decades. In Straining the Anchor , Gerardo della Paolera and Alan M. Taylor provide many of the missing links that help explain this important historical episode.... more...

  • The Expansion of Toleranceby Jonathan Israel; Stuart Schwartz; Michiel van Groesen

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Two renowned experts on religious tolerance in early modern Brazil more...

  • Measuring the New Worldby Neil Safier

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Prior to 1735, South America was terra incognita to many Europeans. But that year, the Paris Academy of Sciences sent a mission to the Spanish American province of Quito (in present-day Ecuador) to study the curvature of the earth at the Equator. Equipped with quadrants and telescopes, the mission’s participants referred to the transfer... more...

  • Democracy, Citizenship and Youthby Itamar Silva; Anna Luiza Salles Souto

    International Development Research Centre 2009; US$ 57.50

    What is the place of young people in today’s complex and rapidly changing world? Young people are both a mirror for and a reflection of their societies, and yet the subject of youth is radically under-researched. To enable a greater understanding of the dynamics of society, it is therefore fundamentally important to understand the perceptions... more...

  • The Statues that Walkedby Terry Hunt; Carl Lipo

    Free Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    T he monumental statues of Easter Island, both so magisterial and so forlorn, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island?s barren landscape, have been the source of great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote... more...

  • Couture and Consensusby Regina A. Root

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Following Argentina’s revolution in 1810, the dress of young patriots inspired a nation and distanced its politics from the relics of Spanish colonialism. Fashion writing often escaped the notice of authorities, allowing authors to masquerade political ideas under the guise of frivolity and entertainment. In Couture and Consensus , Regina A. Root... more...

  • Latin American Independenceby Sarah C. Chambers; John Chasteen

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    Maps and illustrations are included, as are a chronology of the Wars for Independence, suggestions for further reading, and a thorough index. more...

  • A Brief History of Peruby Christine Hunefeldt

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 59.40

    In the seven years since the first edition was published, Peru has undergone significant changes that have had national and international consequences. A Brief History of Peru, Second Edition maintains the insightful narrative of the first edition and includes a history of the country?from its ancient peoples and the Inca Empire through the most recent... more...