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  • Historical Dictionary of Panamaby Thomas M. Leonard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Panama covers the history of Panama through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • The Technology of Maya Civilizationby Zachary X. Hruby; Geoffrey E. Braswell; Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology of Maya Civilization' examines Maya lithic artefacts made of chert, obsidian, silicified limestone, and jade to explore the relationship between... more...

  • The Ancient Maya of Mexicoby Geoffrey E. Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now.... more...

  • The Land Was Theirsby Gertrude W. Dubrovsky

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The Land Was Theirs is a bout Farmingdale, New Jersey, a community of Jewish farming communities in the United States established with the help of the Jewish Agricultural Society. The 50 year history of Farmingdale provides a perspective on the pressures, problems, and satisfactions of rural Jewish life as experienced in one community. Beginning... more...

  • Threatening Othersby Carlos Sandoval-Garcia

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan ?immigrants.? Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica explores the representation... more...

  • Peasants in Armsby Lynn Horton

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí who took up arms in defense of revolutionary programs and ideals such as land reform and equality and those who opposed the FSLN. Peasants... more...

  • Inside Newarkby Robert Curvin

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    For decades, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, have claimed their city is about to return to its vibrant past. How accurate is this prediction? Is Newark on the verge of revitalization? Robert Curvin, who was one of New Jersey?s outstanding civil rights leaders, examines the city, chronicling its history, politics, and culture . Throughout the pages... more...

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

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    This text offers an authoritative, comprehensive analysis of Central America?s political evolution including revolution, rebellion, regime changes, and democratic consolidation. more...

  • Maya Subsistenceby Kent V. Flannery

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

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  • Archaeoastronomy and the Mayaby Gerardo Aldana y V.; Edwin L. Barnhart

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites, originating in the 19th century discovery of astronomical tables within hieroglyphic books. Early 20th century archaeological excavations... more...