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  • Outside the Southern Mythby Noel Polk

    University Press of Mississippi 1997; US$ 112.50

    Noel Polk, the Faulkner scholar and academician, is a native of the small Mississippi city of Picayune. In his career as an international scholar and traveler and in his role as a teacher and a professor of literature he has moved beyond his origins while continuing to be nourished by his hometown roots. Like many other southern men he doesn't fit... more...

  • Los incasby Bernard Baudouin

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    Los incas ?fundadores de uno de los imperios más grandes de todos los tiempos, Tahuantinsuyu, que ocupaba un territorio de más de 4.000 km de longitud sobre la costa de Sudamérica y agrupaba a aproximadamente doce millones de habitantes? reinaron durante cientos de años antes de que su organización sucumbiera a principios del siglo xvi. La civilización... more...

  • Looking Back Mississippiby Forrest Lamar Cooper

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 100.00

    For the past three decades, historian and archivist Forrest Lamar Cooper has written a regular column for Mississippi Magazine about unusual, fascinating aspects of the state's history, culture, products, and people. Whether describing the Jubilee Beverage Company of Jackson, the origins of the Mississippi State Fair, a Mississippi veteran who... more...

  • Portrait of a Scientific Racistby Jr. James G. Hollandsworth

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    In the years after Reconstruction, racial tension soared, as many white southerners worried about how to deal with the millions of free African Americans among them -- an issue they termed the "negro problem." In an attempt to maintain the status quo, white supremacists resurrected old proslavery arguments and sought new justification in scientific... more...

  • Inka Human Sacrifice and Mountain Worshipby Thomas Besom

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    In this study, Besom explores the ritual practices of human sacrifice and the worship of mountains, attested in both archaeological investigations and ethnohistorical sources, as tools in the establishment and preservation of political power within the Inka empire. more...

  • The Slaves of Libertyby Dale Edwyna Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 158.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Earth, Water, Fleece and Fabricby Penny Dransart

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 165.00

    Through a richly detailed examination of the practices of spinning yarn from the fleece of llamas and alpacas, this title explores the relationships that herders have maintained with their herd animals in the Andes more...

  • Lines in the Waterby Ben Orlove

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 31.95

    This beautifully written book weaves reflections on anthropological fieldwork together with evocative meditations on a spectacular landscape as it takes us to the remote indigenous villages on the shore of Lake Titicaca, high in the Peruvian Andes. Ben Orlove brings alive the fishermen, reed cutters, boat builders, and families of this isolated region,... more...

  • Families of the Forestby Allen Johnson

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    The idea of a family level society, discussed and disputed by anthropologists for nearly half a century, assumes moving, breathing form in Families of the Forest. According to Allen Johnson?s deft ethnography, the Matsigenka people of southeastern Peru cannot be understood or appreciated except as a family level society; the family level of sociocultural... more...

  • The Last Days of the Incasby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.95

    In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa... more...