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  • Journey to Xibalbaby Don Patterson

    University of New Mexico Press 2007; US$ 34.95

    This analogy of the journey through life, based on Mayan mythology, was written by a veteran archaeologist to advise his daughter on her professional future. more...

  • Ancient Maya Political Dynamicsby Antonia E. Foias

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    Foias argues that there is no single Maya political history, but multiple histories, no single Maya state, but multiple polities that need to be understood at the level of the lived experience of individuals. She explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used... more...

  • Distance and Documents at the Spanish Empire's Peripheryby Sylvia Sellers-García

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    The Spanish Empire is famous for being, at its height, the realm upon which "the sun never set." It stretched from the Philippines to Europe by way of the Americas. And yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governance?paper?over such enormous distances. Moreover, we know even less about how those distances... more...

  • Embodied Lives:by Rosemary A. Joyce; Lynn M. Meskell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Examining a wide range of archaeological data, and using it to explore issues such as the sexual body, mind/body dualism, body modification, and magical practices, Lynn Meskell and Rosemary Joyce offer a new approach to the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan understanding of embodiment. Drawing on insights from feminist theory, art history, phenomenology,... 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...

  • 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...

  • The United States Discovers Panamaby Michael J. LaRosa; Germán R. Mejía

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 32.99

    Marking the centennial of Panama's separation from Colombia in 1903, this volume reprises U.S. images of the isthmus a century ago. The editors have collected a fascinating selection of articles from two of the most influential publications of the era, Harper's Monthly Magazine and the Atlantic Monthly , to illustrate the prejudices and expansionistic... more...

  • Palenqueby Damien B. Marken

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    Collection of articles on recent excavations and studies of one of the best known Maya archaeological sites 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...

  • Frommer's Costa Rica 2011by Eliot Greenspan

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99

    Completely updated every year, Frommer's Costa Rica features gorgeous color photos of the lush rainforest, the amazing array of wildlife, and the spectacular beaches that await you. Personally researched by a longtime resident, it's the only truly up-to-date guide that gives you such in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended... more...