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  • Exploring Maya Ritual Cavesby Stanislav Chládek

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 57.99

    Exploring Maya Ritual Caves offers a rare survey and explication of most of the known ancient Maya ritual caves in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The caves were the Maya underworld, where rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, were carried out. The Maya cave cult and mythology, construction and modification of the caves, and cult art and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • It Happened in Pennsylvaniaby Fran Capo; Scott Bruce

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    This guide is a collection of thirty fascinating events that helped make Pennsylvania what it is today. From the witches of PA to the Expedition that changed the world, authors Fran Capo and Scott Bruce write with a comedic yet dramatic flair and an easy to read style that will entertain readers as they learn more about the colorful, and sometimes... more...

  • Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvaniaby Kara Hughes

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    Myths and Mysteries of Pennsylvania explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Pennsylvania?s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Pennsylvania's history. 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...

  • The Cloud Gardenby Paul Winder; Tom Hart Dyke

    Transworld 2011; US$ 10.88

    The Darién Gap is a place of legend. The only break in the Pan-American highway, which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America, it is an almost impregnable strip of swamp, jungle and cloud forest between the vast landmasses of North and South America. Stories of abduction and murder there are rife and in recent years more people have successfully... 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...