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  • 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...

  • Culture and Customs of Peruby Cesar Ferreira; Eduardo Dargent-Chamot

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 64.00

    The breadth of Peru's culture from pre-Columbian times to today is surveyed in this one-stop reference. Modern Peru emerges as an ethnically divided nation progressing toward social integration of its heavily Indian and Hispanic population. Ferreira and Dargent, native Peruvians, illustrate how the diverse geography of the country?the Andes, coast,... more...

  • Before the Shining Pathby Jaymie Heilman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    This book examines the vibrant twentieth-century political history of rural Ayacucho, the region where Shining Path militants launched a bloody armed struggle in 1980. more...

  • Cat Islandby John Cuevas

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Just off the coast of the Gulf Islands National Seashore lies Cat Island, an isolated, T-shaped sliver of sand with a remarkable past. A coveted hiding place for Jean Lafitte's pirate treasure in the late eighteenth century and illegal booze during Prohibition, Cat Island also witnessed the first shots of the Battle of New Orleans, an encampment... more...

  • Callachacaby Susan A. Niles

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 29.95

    Inca constructions, designed to conform to a state aesthetic, reveal the worldview of these masters of social and architectural engineering. In her meticulous analysis of Callachaca?the fifteenth-century estate of the royal Amaro Topa Inca and his retainers near the ancient capital of Cuzco?Susan Niles shows us that the physical order seen in this... more...

  • Frontier Life in Ancient Peruby Melissa A Vogel

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    Melissa Vogel's Frontier Life in Ancient Peru offers a new perspective on ancient Peruvian life and geopolitics during a pivotal period of Andean cultural transformation between AD 900 and AD 1300. more...

  • A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconographyby Donald A. Proulx

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    For almost eight hundred years (100 BC–AD 650) Nasca artists modeled and painted the plants, animals, birds, and fish of their homeland on Peru?s south coast as well as numerous abstract anthropomorphic creatures whose form and meaning are sometimes incomprehensible today. In this first book-length treatment of Nasca ceramic iconography to appear... more...

  • The Life and Writings of Julio C. Telloby Richard L. Burger

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    The father of Peruvian archaeology, Julio Tello was the most distinguished Native American scholar ever to focus on archaeology. A Quechua speaker born in a small highland village in 1880, Tello did the impossible: he received a medical degree and convinced the Peruvian government to send him to Harvard and European universities to master archaeology... more...

  • Violence, Ritual, and the Wari Empireby Tiffiny A Tung

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    The Wari Empire thrived in the Peruvian Andes between AD 600 and 1000. This study of human skeletons reveals the biological and social impact of Wari imperialism on people's lives, particularly its effects on community organization and frequency of violence of both ruling elites and subjects. more...

  • Tumult and Silence at Second Creekby Winthrop D. Jordan

    LSU Press 1996; US$ 21.95

    In the war-fevered spring and summer of 1861, a group of slaves in Adams County, Mississippi, conspired to gain their freedom by overthrowing and murdering their white masters. The conspiracy was discovered, the plotters were arrested and tried, and at least forty slaves in and around Natchez were hanged. By November the affair was over, and the planters... more...