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  • Archaeological Heritage in a Modern Urban Landscapeby Jorge Gamboa

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 48.01

    Archaeological Heritage in a Modern Urban Landscape evaluates issues about the preservation, social role and management of archaeological sites in the Trujillo area, north coast of Peru, specifically those of the Moche culture (100-800 AD). Moche was one of the great civilizations of ancient Peru, with spectacular ceremonial adobe architecture and... more...

  • Bound Livesby Rachel Sarah O'Toole

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    Bound Lives chronicles the lived experience of race relations in northern coastal Peru during the colonial era. Rachel Sarah O?Toole examines the construction of a casta (caste) system under the Spanish government, and how this system was negotiated and employed by Andeans and Africans. Royal and viceregal authorities defined legal identities of... more...

  • The Andes Imaginedby Jorge Coronado

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Repositions Peruvian indigenismo as a discourse of and about modernity, in which the movement's artists and intellectuals used the figure of the Indian to mobilize larger questions about becoming modern. more...

  • Going Driftlessby Stephen J. Lyons

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Going Driftless is a book that explores a whole world within a world in the upper Midwest and looks at the nostalgia of small towns and local living (eating, shopping, etc.)?and asks how does it work what lessons can we learn from it. more...

  • Daily Life in the Inca Empire, 2nd Editionby Michael Malpass

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    Explore daily living inside the Inca empire, the largest empire in the western hemisphere before European colonization. The Incas' subjugation of all types of cultures in western South America led to a wide variety of experiences, from military leaders to ruling class to conquered peoples. Readers will uncover all aspects of Inca culture, including... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Incasby Gary Urton; Adriana von Hagen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    This A-to-Z encyclopedia offers students and non-specialist readers a broad introduction to the fascinating civilization of the Incas. Brief narrative entries, based on archaeological research and historical records, explore Inca settlements, culture, society, celebrations, and achievements?the texture and scope of the Inca Empire. more...

  • Junkie Buddhaby Diane Esguerra; Martha Ellen Zenfell

    Eye Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    Our healing journeys differ. Some move country or hit the bottle. Diane's healing journey was travel. Her son loved travelling and mountain climbing in South America. He'd walked the Inca Trail and longed to return to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. On the first anniversary of his death, fragile and aching with grief, she travelled alone to Peru... more...

  • Inventing Limaby Alejandra B. Osorio

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This study examines certain key elements of the "making" or "inventing" of Lima as Peru's viceregal capital. Through analysis of seventeenth-century ceremonies of state and local religious rituals, this book asserts that colonial Lima was culturally diverse and its rich population more integrated than historiography would suggest. more...

  • Time's Riverby Janet Rafferty; Hector Neff; Gayle J. Fritz; Robert C. Dunnell; Jay K. Johnson; Philip J. Carr; Amy L Young; Ian W. Brown; H. Edwin Jackson; S. Homes Hogue; James H Turner; Michael L Galaty; Carl P Lipo; Kevin L Bruce; John R Underwood; Evan Peacock

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    This volume stands as a key general resource for archaeologists working in the region extending from Louisiana through Mississippi north to Missouri and Kentucky, and it represents an opportunity to influence for decades a large part of the archaeological work to take place in the Southeast.   The book responds to a need for a comprehensive... more...

  • Tsewa's Giftby Michael Brown

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

     "An outstanding and innovative study on hunting, gardening, and love magic among the Aguaruna. . . . [It is] both highly useful ethnographically and an important contribution to the understanding of how a primitive culture conceptualizes its transactions with nature. The book touches on cosmology and religion as well as the ethnoecology of hunting... more...