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  • Distant Provinces in the Inka Empireby Michael A. Malpass; Sonia Alconini

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Contributors to this cutting-edge volume incorporate the interaction of archaeological and ethnohistorical research with archaeobotany, biometrics, architecture, and mining engineering, among other fields. The geographical scope of the chapters-which cover the Inka provinces in Bolivia, in southeast Argentina, in southern Chile, along the central and... more...

  • Andean Expressionsby George F. Lau

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Flourishing from A.D. 1 to 700, the Recuay inhabited lands in northern Peru just below the imposing glaciers of the highest mountain chain in the tropics. Thriving on an economy of high-altitude crops and camelid herding, they left behind finely made artworks and grand palatial buildings with an unprecedented aesthetic and a high degree of technical... more...

  • La Salle and His Legacyby Patricia K. Galloway

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    To most people it probably seems that La Salle and his men, permanently fixed in the pantheon of explorers of the North American continent, need little further introduction. The fact is that this whole early period of exploration and colonization by the French in the southeastern United States has received far less scholarly attention than the corresponding... more...

  • Ethnic Heritage in Mississippiby Shana Walton; Barbara Carpenter

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 40.00

    Throughout its history, Mississippi has seen a small, steady stream of immigrants, and those identities--sometimes submerged, sometimes hidden--have helped shape the state in important ways. Amid renewed interest in identity, the Mississippi Humanities Council has commissioned a companion volume to its earlier book that studied ethnicity in the state... more...

  • Ancient Nasca Settlementby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    Nasca society arose on the south coast of Peru two thousand years ago and evolved over the course of the next seven hundred years. Helaine Silverman's long-term, multistage work on the south coast of Peru has established her as one of the world's preeminent authorities on this brilliant and enigmatic civilization.  Ancient Nasca Settlement and... more...

  • Anthropological History of Andean Politiesby John V. Murra; Nathan Wachtel; Jacques Revel

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 37.00

    It combines the perspectives of archaeology, anthropology and history to present a complex view of Andean societies over various millenia. more...

  • We End in Joyby Angela Fordice Jordan; Marshall Ramsey

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    We End in Joy: Memoirs of a First Daughter offers an extraordinary perspective on public life in an intimate account from the daughter of a highly controversial southern governor and a widely beloved first lady.Angela Jordan enjoyed a comfortable and quiet life in Vicksburg, the small southern town in which she was reared. She was a thirty-five-year-old... more...

  • Death in the Deltaby Molly Walling

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 28.00

    Growing up, Molly Walling could not fathom the source of the dark and intense discomfort in her family home. Then in 2006 she discovered her father's complicity in the murder of two black men on December 12, 1946, in Anguilla, deep in the Mississippi Delta. Death in the Delta tells the story of one woman's search for the truth behind a closely... more...

  • Under a Watchful Eyeby Harry Walker

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    What does it mean to be accompanied? How can autonomy and a sense of self emerge through one?s involvement with others? This book examines the formation of self among the Urarina, an Amazonian people of lowland Peru. Based on detailed ethnography, the analysis highlights the role of intimate but asymmetrical attachments and dependencies which begin... more...

  • Turn Right at Machu Picchuby Mark Adams

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 23.99

    Turn Right at Machu Picchu is a fascinating and funny account of a journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu? more...