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  • Paradise in Ashesby BEATRIZ MANZ

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Paradise in Ashes is a deeply engaged and moving account of the violence and repression that defined the murderous Guatemalan civil war of the 1980s. In this compelling book, Beatriz Manz?an anthropologist who spent over two decades studying the Mayan highlands and remote rain forests of Guatemala?tells the story of the village of Santa María Tzejá,... more...

  • The Maya and Their Central American Neighborsby Geoffrey E Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of central Mexico. Seldom if ever are the Maya and their Central... more...

  • Pennsylvaniaby Katherine M. Doherty

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Pennsylvania examines life in the early colony, including the growth of the colony under William Penn and the Quakers, the relationship with Native Americans, farming, printing presses, and the history of slavery in the colony. more...

  • Stad en staatby Mogens Herman Hansen; Frits Naerebout

    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...

  • Understanding Central Americaby John A. Booth; Christine J. Wade; Thomas W. Walker

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    Authoritative, comprehensive coverage of Central America?s political evolution, including revolution, rebellion, and regime change as well as democratic consolidation. more...

  • Défi au développement régionalby Juan-Luis Klein

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1986; US$ 4.50

    Passer de la dépendance à l’autodéveloppement, tel est le défi qu’entend relever le Nicaragua.Pour ce faire, le nouvel État nicaraguayen entreprit en 1979 la transformation de ses structures sociales et économiques.Défi au développement régional analyse les nouvelles formes d’exploitation... more...

  • The History of El Salvadorby CHRISTOPHER WHITE

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 63.00

    Plagued by political instability, economic hardships, and massacres of innocent men, women, and children, El Salvador has fought for freedom throughout the centuries. No other reference source captures the suffering and adversities this ever-evolving country has faced. El Salvador's tumultuous history and recent past are clearly documented in this... more...

  • Reconsidering Trentonby Steven M. Richman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Trenton, like the state of New Jersey, is often maligned these days, but there was a time when Trenton was the fiftieth largest city in the United States and boasted worldwide leaders in the iron and steel, rubber, and pottery industries. Like many cities of its comparative size and prowess that came of age in the Industrial Revolution, Trenton diminished... more...

  • 2012 and the End of the Worldby Matthew Restall; Amara Solari

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 15.99

    Did the Maya really predict that the world would end in December of 2012? If not, how and why has 2012 millenarianism gained such popular appeal? In this deeply knowledgeable book, two leading historians of the Maya answer these questions in a succinct, readable, and accessible style. Matthew Restall and Amara Solari introduce, explain, and ultimately... more...

  • Nicaraguaby Thomas W. Walker; Christine J. Wade

    Westview Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Succinct and updated history of Nicaragua?s politics and foreign relations, with emphasis on the U.S. influence in shaping Nicaraguan life since the Somoza era and the Sandinista Revolution more...