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  • An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peruby Ralph Bauer

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 17.95

    Available in English for the first time, An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru is a firsthand account of the Spanish invasion, narrated in 1570 by Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui - the penultimate ruler of the Inca dynasty - to a Spanish missionary and transcribed by a mestizo assistant. The resulting hybrid document offers an Inca perspective... more...

  • Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City"by Alcira Duenas

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Through newly unearthed texts virtually unknown in Andean studies, Indians and Mestizos in the "Lettered City" highlights the Andean intellectual tradition of writing in their long-term struggle for social empowerment and questions the previous understanding of the "lettered city" as a privileged space populated solely by colonial elites. Rarely acknowledged... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peruby Maryanne Blacker

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 25.00

    New, expanded edition: the world's best full-color travel guides just got better. This volume in the award-winning Eyewitness Travel Guides series show Peru as it has never been shown before. With the help of this guide, you can explore the sites with 3-D cutaways, and get the inside scoop on the best restaurants, museums, shops markets, festivals,... more...

  • Handbook to Life in the Inca Worldby Ananda Cohen Suarez

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 70.00

    Although it only lasted a few centuries, the Inca Empire quickly became one of the world's most famous pre-Columbian centers of power. Handbook to Life in the Inca World is a comprehensive and accessible examination of the Inca Empire, which stretched across the Andes Mountains in Peru from the 13th century until the invasion of the Spanish in... more...

  • Lost City of the Incasby Hiram Bingham; Hugh Thomson

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    New reissue of one of the greatest examples of exploration literature. 2011 marks the centenary of the discovery of Machu Picchu, which was one of the most important stories of the heroic age of archaeology. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital... more...

  • Exploring Coastal Mississippiby Scott B. Williams

    University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 22.00

    TRAVEL RECREATION--> Mississippi's barrier islands claim some of the most remote and unspoiled sites along the Gulf of Mexico. The distance of East and West Ship Island, Horn Island, Cat Island, and Petit Bois Island from the mainland has sheltered them from extensive development. The inclusion of all in the roster of protected places in the Gulf... more...

  • Early Settlement and Subsistence in the Casma Valley, Peruby Shelia Pozorski; Thomas Pozorski

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 24.95

    The Casma Valley of Peru’s north central coast contains the largest New World structure of its time period---2500 to 200 BC---as well as one of the densest concentrations of early sites. In this detailed and thought-provoking volume, Sheila and Thomas Pozorski date each major early site, assess this important valley’s diet and subsistence... more...

  • Life And Death At Palomaby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95

    Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a... more...

  • Provincial Incaby Michael A. Malpass

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 51.95

    The Inca empire of Tawantinsuyu spanned almost 2,000 miles of enormous environmental variety, from coastal deserts to high-altitude grasslands. In less than a century, without wheeled vehicles or animals that could be ridden, the Incas conquered cultures that differed as tremendously as their environments. From agriculture-based polities with an elaborate... more...

  • Townshipsby Michael Martone; Raymond Bial

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 32.95

    Twenty-five of the Midwest's best poets, fiction writers, and essayists combine their talents in a collection of essays that describe the townships of the region. more...