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  • Contesting Citizenship in Latin Americaby Deborah J. Yashar

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book studies the indigenous political movements of Latin America in the twentieth century. more...

  • El Libertadorby Sim?n Bol?var; David Bushnell; Fred Fornoff

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.46

    General Sim?n Bol?var (1783-1830), called El Liberator, and sometimes the "George Washington" of Latin America, was the leading hero of the Latin American independence movement. His victories over Spain won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Bol?var became Columbia's first president in 1819. In 1822, he became... more...

  • Sketches of Life in Chile, 1841-1851by Jos? Joaqu?n Vallejo; Frederick H. Fornoff; Simon Collier

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," Jos? Joaqu?n Vallejo wrote forty-one short articles on Chilean life and society in the early republic. Known for their caustic wit, his writings were an instant success when they were first published in Chilean magazines and newspapers. This volume presents these vivid essays for the first time in English.Vallejo... more...

  • Times Gone Byby Vicente Perez Rosales; John H. R. Polt; Brian Loveman

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    Times Gone By is a collection of brief memoirs by Vincente Perez Rosales in which he records his varied adventures in his native Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, and the Californian Gold Rush. Part social and cultural history and part commentary, this edition is edited with an Introduction and chronology of Rosales' life by Professor Brian Loveman... more...

  • Archaeology in Latin Americaby Benjamin Alberti; Gustavo G. Politis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    This pioneering and comprehensive survey is the first overview of current themes in Latin American archaeology written solely by academics native to the region, and it makes their collected expertise available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. The contributors cover the most significant issues in the archaeology of Latin America,... more...

  • The Incasby Gordon F. McEwan

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 75.00

    Lacking a written language, hard metals, the wheel, or draught animals, the Incas forged one of the greatest imperial states in history. This is a portrait of the ancient Andean empire from the earliest stages of its development to its final capitulation to Pizzarro in the mid-16th century. more...

  • Handbook of Inca Mythologyby Paul Steele

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 75.00

    An introduction to the Incas and their myths aimed at students and general readers that brings together a wealth of information. A timeline places all key mythological tales and historical developments in chronological order. more...

  • The Politics of Military Rule in Brazil, 1964-1985by Thomas E. Skidmore

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.70

    The largest and most important country in Latin America, Brazil was the first to succumb to the military coups that struck that region in the 1960s and the early 1970s. In this authoritative study, Thomas E. Skidmore, one of America's leading experts on Latin America and, in particular, on Brazil, offers the first analysis of more than two decades... more...

  • Brazil since 1980by Francisco Vidal Luna; Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This is a general survey of Brazilian society, economy, and politics since 1980. more...

  • Peruvian Traditionsby Ricardo Palma; Christopher Conway; Helen Lane

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Peruvian author Ricardo Palma (1838-1919) was one of the most popular and imitated writers in Latin America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As head of the National Library in Lima, Palma had access to a rich source of historical books and manuscripts. His historical miscellanies, which he called "traditions," are witty anecdotes... more...