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  • China and Taiwan in Central Americaby Colin R. Alexander

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This is a critical study of the public diplomacy activities of China and Taiwan in Central America. more...

  • Archaeology of Culture Contact and Colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese Americaby Pedro Paulo A. Funari; Maria Ximena Senatore

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 131.39

    The volume contributes to disrupt the old grand narrative of cultural contact and colonialism in Spanish and Portuguese America in a wide and complete sense. This edited volume aims at exploring contact archaeology in the modern era. Archaeology has been exploring the interaction of peoples and cultures from early times, but only in the last few decades... more...

  • Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Population Movement among the Prehispanic Mayaby Andrea Cucina

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 51.36

    Archaeological evidence - i.e. presence of exogenous, foreign material objects (pottery, obsidian and so on) - is used to make inferences on ancient trade, while population movement can only be assessed when the biological component of an ancient community is analyzed (i.e. the human skeletal remains). But the exchange of goods or the presence of... more...

  • Sibylsby Jorge Guillermo

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 11.99

    From figures such as Erythaean to Tiburtine Sibyls, humans have always been fascinated with the role of the female oracle. In Sibyls , Guillermo charts the history of these women and their prophetic writings, examining why they have garnered so much attention and respect. The first of its kind, Sibyls offers a unique insight into pagan iconography... more...

  • Xuxub Must Dieby Paul Sullivan

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 25.95

    Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death. In 1875 an American plantation manager named... more...

  • U.S. and Latin American Relationsby Gregory B. Weeks

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    Featuring numerous updates and revisions,  U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition  offers in-depth theoretical and historical analyses to explore the complex dynamic between the United States and the countries that comprise Latin America. Presents a theoretical framework that allows readers to view U.S.-Latin American relations... more...

  • Inventing Western Civilizationby Thomas C. Patterson

    Monthly Review Press 1997; US$ 13.60

    "In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society." --Martin Bernal Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe.... more...

  • Rediscovering The Past at Mexico's Peripheryby Gilbert M. Joseph

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Increasingly, the modern era of Mexican history (c. 1750 to the present) is attracting the attention of Mexican and international scholars. Significant studies have appeared for most of the major regions and Yucatán, in particular, has generated an unusual appeal and an abundant scholarship. This book surveys major trends in Yucatán’s currents in... more...

  • William Franklinby Sheila L. Skemp

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 124.99

    When Benjamin Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm in his famous experiment, his illegitimate son William was his only companion. Together they traveled through the western wilds of Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War, fought in the colony's fractious political battles. But when war came, father and son were split: one acclaimed as... more...

  • Amazing Maya Inventions You Can Build Yourselfby Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 11.95

    The amazing accomplishments of the ancient Maya as well as the Maya currently living in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula are highlighted in this collection of 25 creative, educational, hands-on projects. Covering everything from the 20-base numbering system to the Maya's extensive trade relationships, kids learn about appeasing the gods with a "jade" ceremonial... more...