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- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 15.99
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 23.99
General Simón Bolívar (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. Bolívar became Columbia's first president in 1819. In 1822, he became... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 39.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 45.00
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...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99
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...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 60.00
The year 1879 marked the beginning of one of the longest, bloodiest conflicts of nineteenth-century Latin America. The War of the Pacific pitted Peru and Bolivia against Chile in a struggle initiated over a festering border dispute. The conflict saw Chile?s and Peru?s armored warships vying for control of sea lanes and included one of the first examples... more...