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  • Fighting Monsters in the Abyssby Harvey F. Kline

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 54.95

    Fighting Monsters in the Abyss offers a deeply insightful analysis of the efforts by the second administration of Colombian President Á lvaro Uribe Vé lez (2006– 2010) to resolve a decades-long Marxist insurgency in one of Latin America’ s most important nations. Continuing work from his prior books about earlier Colombian presidents and yet written... more...

  • Showing Teeth to the Dragonsby Harvey F. Kline

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Kline argues that the first administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez marks a decisive break in a seemingly endless cycle of civil war. Not only were the levels of homicide and kidnapping dramatically reduced, but the state took the offensive against the insurgents, strengthening the armed forces which in turn demonstrated clear support... more...

  • The Anthropology of Love and Angerby Joanna Overing; Alan Passes

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 51.95

    The Anthropology of Love and Anger questions the very foundations of western sociological thought. In their examination of indigenous peoples from across the South American continent, the contributors to this volume have come to realise that western thought does not possess the vocabulary to define even the fundamentals of indigenous thought and... more...

  • The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Volume 1by Lawrence Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    Drawing on a vast range of previously classified government archives as well as interviews with key participants, this first volume of the official history of the Falklands Campaign is the most authoritative account of the origins of the 1982 war. In the first chapters the author analyzes the long history of the dispute between Argentina and Britain... more...

  • The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Volume 2by Lawrence Freedman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 55.95

    In this official history of the Falklands Campaign, Lawrence Freedman provides a detailed and authoritative account of one of the most extraordinary periods in recent British political history and a vivid portrayal of a government at war. After the shock of the Argentine invasion of the Falklands in April 1982, Margaret Thatcher faced the crisis... more...

  • The Historical Archaeology of Buenos Airesby Daniel Schávelzon; Stanley South

    Springer US 2006; US$ 159.31

    A discussion of the historical archaeology of one of the largest cities in the world following four centuries of marginal positioning in regard to empires, trade routes, and the production and accumulation of wealth. The author describes how Buenos Aires came to achieve its current status as a major urban metropolis through an analysis of settlement... more...

  • Archaeology and Created Memoryby Paul A. Shackel

    Springer US 2006; US$ 141.73

    Archaeology can either bolster memory and tradition, or contradict the status quo and provide an alternative view of the past. An archaeology of Harpers Ferry's wartime and Victorian eras confronts time-honored historical interpretations of the past (created and perpetuated by such interest groups as historians and the National Park Service) and... more...

  • Empire and Domestic Economyby Terence N. D'Altroy; Christine A. Hastorf

    Springer US 2006; US$ 212.40

    We are both immensely pleased to have played supporting roles in the archaeological research that led to this volume. As a faculty member at the Universidad del Centro (Huancayo) in the 1960s and later at the Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (Lima), Matos Mendieta developed a special interest in the Upper Mantaro and adjacent Tarma drainages, and... more...

  • Identity and Power in the Ancient Andesby John Wayne Janusek

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 40.95

    The Tiwanaku state was the political and cultural center of ancient Andean civilization for almost 700 years. Identity and Power is the result of ten years of research that has revealed significant new data. Janusek explores the origins, development, and collapse of this ancient state through the lenses of social identities--gender, ethnicity, occupation,... more...

  • Chile: The Making of a Republic, 1830–1865by Simon Collier

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This book examines the formative period of Chile's history. more...