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  • Bourbon Peru 1750-1824by John R. Fisher

    Liverpool University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    By considering Bourbon Peru in a chronological framework which begins at mid-century rather than 1700, this book focuses the reader’s attention on the key issue of the relationship between colonial reform in the late eighteenth century and the creation of an independent Peruvian state in the 1820s. Fisher sets out some uncluttered responses to... 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... 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

    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...

  • 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...