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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
At the crossroad of intellectual, diplomatic, and cultural history, this book examines flows of information, men, and ideas between South American cities?mainly the port-capitals of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro?during the period of their modernization. The book reconstructs this largely overlooked trend toward connectedness both as an objective... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99
Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...
- Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76
La primera parte de los Comentarios reales fue publicada en 1609, en Lisboa. Escritos a partir de los recuerdos del Inca Garcilaso y de sus vivencias en el Cuzco, el libro pretende preservar la memoria histórica de las tradiciones de la civilización andina en el territorio del Perú. Biographische Informationen Inca Garcilaso (1539-1616). Perú.... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95
In the aftermath of Waterloo, over 6,000 British volunteers sailed across the Atlantic to aid Simon Bolivar in his liberation of Gran Columbia from her oppressors in Madrid. The expeditions were plagued with disaster from the start, one ship sank shortly after leaving Portsmouth with the loss of almost 200 lives. Those who reached the New World faced... more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 34.95
The only comprehensive history of Andean South America from initial settlement to the present, this useful book focuses on Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the four countries where the Andes have played a major role in shaping history. more...
- Linkgua 2013; US$ 4.76
Pedro Cieza de León (Llerena, 1520-Sevilla, 1554). España. Fue conquistador y cronista e historiador del Perú. Escribió una Crónica del Perú en tres partes, de las que sólo la primera se publicó en vida de su autor, quedando inéditas las otras dos hasta los siglos XIX y XX. En Cartagena de Indias participó en expediciones, fundaciones, encomiendas... more...
- Monthly Review Press 1983; US$ 14.00
" Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary political writers. In this fascinating journal and eloquent history, Eduardo Galeano movingly records the lives of struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of unimaginable violence and extreme repression. Alternating between... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 30.00
With Brazil hosting the FIFA World Cup this summer and the Olympic Games in 2016, all eyes are on Latin America. But what vision of these countries will we be given? Will our airwaves be full of cultural stereotypes about Latin Americans and inaccurate interpretations of the region?s position in the world? In From Frontiers to Football , Matthew... more...
- Potomac Books 2013; US$ 29.95
Hugo Chávez passed away in March 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer, prompting much speculation about the impact of his death. What will a post-Chávez future look like, not only in Venezuela but also in the region? In Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era , Luis Fleischman examines Chávez?s highly controversial Bolivarian revolution, which has... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99
After Brazil and the United States, Colombia has the third-largest population of African-descended peoples in the Western hemisphere. Yet the country is commonly viewed as a nation of Andeans, whites, and mestizos (peoples of mixed Spanish and indigenous Indian ancestry). Aline Helg examines the historical roots of Colombia's treatment and neglect... more...