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  • Sayings of the Ancestorsby John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The Sibundoy valley of southwestern Colombia is the home of a unique Indian culture -- one that blends Incan elements with those of the aboriginal natives. Moreover, Sibundoy bridges two domains, the Andean highlands and the Amazonian basin, and inter-mixed with all of these elements are European influences, particularly folk and orthodox Catholicism.... more...

  • "So Wise Were Our Elders"by John Holmes McDowell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "So wise were our elders!" Thus exclaims Mariano Chicunque, himself an elder, expressing in a single phrase the thrust of the mythic narrative tradition he simultaneously presents and represents in his storytelling. A remarkable body of mythology is documented for the first time in this volume. John Homes McDowell's study revolves around thirty-two... more...

  • The Birth of Virginia's Aristocracyby James C. Thompson

    Commonwealth Books 2014; US$ 5.99

    Author James Thompson notes in his introduction that his training is in Philosophy not History. The significance of this becomes apparent in his discussion of how society developed in 17th century Virginia. In the first part of "The Birth of Virginia?s Aristocracy," Thompson recounts how the Virginia Company formed and describes the charter it received... more...

  • A Man Most Drivenby Peter Firstbrook

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    "A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the roguish, quarrelsome, fearless adventurer Capt. John Smith a sterling example of the tenacious early-American character…. Exciting historical tales with romantic overtones." - Kirkus Reviews ... more...

  • Wiseman's Bookby Arianit Shehu

    Publish Green 2014; US$ 2.99

    From the ancient Greek and Roman sagacious proverbs to Winston Churchill, JFK and Martin Luther King transcending and illuminating quotes, each one of us has what it takes to differentiate between right and wrong, and to appreciate a wise advise. "Wiseman’s Book" will appraise you with original and powerful wise lines that will have... more...

  • The Work of Recognitionby Jason McGraw

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship more...

  • Colombiaby Michael J. LaRosa; Germán R. Mejía; Pamela Murray

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 28.99

    Written by two leading historians, this deeply informed and accessible book traces the history of Colombia thematically, covering the past two centuries. In ten interlinked chapters, Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía depart from more standard approaches by presenting a history of political, social, and cultural accomplishments within the context... more...

  • Empire, Religion and Revolution in Early Virginia, 1607-1786by James B. Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    The book is a new study that examines the contrasting extension of the Anglican Church to England's first two colonies, Ireland and Virginia in the 17th and 18th centuries. It discusses the national origins and educational experience of the ministers, the financial support of the state, and the experience and consequences of the institutions. more...

  • Virginia Curiositiesby Sharon Cavileer

    Globe Pequot Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This definitive collection of the Old Dominion's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things is filled with quirky photographs throughout and maps for each region. Virginia Curiosities includes humorous state facts and amusing stories and serves as a combination almanac, off-the-wall travel guide, and wacky news gazette. more...

  • Cultural Compositionby Yunhe Pan

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    "Cultural Composition" discusses the intrinsic relationship between culture imagery and visual expression, and for the first time proposed the concepts and methods that take culture as some design elements. Recursive mathematical logic is introduced to resolve the dynamic constitution of culture elements. The multi-level distribution of cultural elements... more...