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  • Indians, Markets, and Rainforestsby Ricardo Godoy

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    This book addresses two important and related questions: does participation in a market economy help or hurt indigenous peoples and how does it affect the conservation of tropical rainforest flora and fauna? Oddly, there have been few quantitative studies that have addressed these issues. Ricardo Godoy's research takes an important step toward rectifying... more...

  • The Road to Ruinsby Ian Graham

    University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Graham eloquently describes his well-lived life as a traveler, photographer, and Mayanist. more...

  • 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...

  • The Shooting of Rabbit Wellsby William Loizeaux

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter?s night in 1973, William “Rabbit? Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York. For twenty-five years author William Loizeaux,... more...

  • Palenqueby Damien B. Marken

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 40.99

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

  • Maya und Azteken: Zwei Kulturen, zwei Epochen - ein Schicksal?by Annette Julia Ranz

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 18.59

    Die meisten Menschen heutzutage werden vermutlich schon von den Maya und Azteken gehört haben, obgleich sie diese wahrscheinlich nicht genau einzuordnen vermögen. Man weiß im Allgemeinen, dass es sich hierbei um zwei indigene Hochkulturen handelt, die nach der Eroberung Amerikas durch die Europäer wie alle anderen indigenen Kulturen dem Untergang anheimfielen.... more...

  • The Banana Menby Lester D. Langley; Thomas D. Schoonover

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 25.00

    Ambitious entrepreneurs, isthmian politicians, and mercenaries who dramatically altered Central America's political culture, economies, and even its traditional social values populate this lively story of a generation of North and Central Americans and their roles in the transformation of Central America from the late nineteenth century until the... 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...