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  • The Guaraní and Their Missionsby Julia Sarreal

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    The thirty Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established throughout the frontier regions of the Americas to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous peoples and their lands into the Spanish and Portuguese empires. But between 1768 and 1800, the mission population fell... more...

  • Fluent Selvesby Suzanne Oakdale; Magnus Course

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00

    Fluent Selves examines narrative practices throughout lowland South America focusing on indigenous communities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, illuminating the social and cultural processes that make the past as important as the present for these peoples. This collection brings together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology and linguistics... more...

  • Amazon Wildlifeby James Kavanagh; Raymond Leung

    Waterford Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Put the world's richest and most diverse ecosystem in your pocket! Eco-travelers now have a simplified guide to the stunning wildlife of this exotic region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and butterflies and insects. This guide is an excellent source... more...

  • Under the Flags of Freedomby Peter Blanchard

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    During the wars for independence in Spanish South America (1808-1826), thousands of slaves enlisted under the promise of personal freedom and, in some cases, freedom for other family members. Blacks were recruited by opposing sides in these conflicts and their loyalties rested with whomever they believed would emerge victorious. The prospect of freedom... more...

  • Acting Incaby E. Gabrielle Kuenzli

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    For most of the postcolonial era, the Aymara Indians of highland Bolivia were a group without representation in national politics. Believing that their cause would finally be recognized, the Aymara fought alongside the victorious liberals during the Civil War of 1899. Despite Aymara loyalty, liberals quickly moved to marginalize them after the war.... more...

  • Afterlives of Confinementby Susana Draper

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    During the age of dictatorships, Latin American prisons became a symbol for the vanquishing of political opponents, many of whom were never seen again. In the postdictatorship era of the 1990s, a number of these prisons were repurposed into shopping malls, museums, and memorials. Susana Draper uses the phenomenon of the ?opening? of prisons and detention... more...

  • Politics In The Andesby Jo-Marie Burt; Philip Mauceri

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 28.95

    The Andean region is perhaps the most violent and politically unstable in the Western Hemisphere. Politics in the Andes is the first comprehensive volume to assess the persistent political challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Arguing that Andean states and societies have been shaped by common historical forces, the... more...

  • The Curse of Nemurby Ticio Escobar

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    The Tomáraho, a subgroup of the Ishir (Chamacoco) of Paraguay, are one of the few remaining indigenous populations who have managed to keep both their language and spiritual beliefs intact. They have lived for many years in a remote region of the Gran Chaco, having limited contact with European or Latin American cultures. The survival of the Tomáraho... more...

  • Andean Archaeology IIIby William Isbell; Helaine Silverman

    Springer US 2006; US$ 49.90

    Volume III in the Andean Archaeology series, this book focuses on the marked cultural differences between the northern and southern regions of the Central Andes, and considers the conditions under which these differences arose, evolved, and grew. more...

  • Handbook of South American Archaeologyby Helaine Silverman; William Isbell

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 71.14

    Perhaps the contributions of South American archaeology to the larger field of world archaeology have been inadequately recognized. If so, this is probably because there have been relatively few archaeologists working in South America outside of Peru and recent advances in knowledge in other parts of the continent are only beginning to enter larger... more...