Latin America

Heroes on Horseback

A Life and Times of the Last Gaucho Caudillos
By John Charles Chasteen

A sweeping narrative of two 19th century charismatic leaders and their powerful armies on the Brazil/Uruguay border.

Yanomami Warfare

A Political History
By R. Brian Ferguson

Generations of college students know the Yanomami as the example of "natural" aggression in human society. These reputedly isolated people have been portrayed as fiercely engaging in constant warfare over women, status, and revenge. Ferguson argues persuasively that the Yanomami make war not because Western influence is absent, but because it is present.

Regional Markets and Agrarian Transformation in Bolivia

Cochabamba, 1539-1960
By Robert Jackson

In a groundbreaking volume, Jackson seeks to discover when and how modernity supplanted the colonial era in Bolivia.

Conflict and Change in Cuba

Edited by Enrique BaloyraJames Morris

The thirteen original essays in this volume explore the dynamics of continuity, conflict, and change in Cuba. Analyzed here are the historical trends and patterns of conflict in Cuba compared to contradictions that inevitably arise in any political system.

Ideology and Pre-Columbian Civilizations

Edited by Arthur A. DemarestGeoffrey W. Conrad

Employing data from central Mexico, the Maya area, coastal Peru, and highland Peru and Bolivia, directors of several major archaeological field projects interpret evidence of prehistoric ideology and address the question, has ideology any relevance in the reconstruction of prehistory?

Time and the Highland Maya

Revised Edition
By Barbara Tedlock

The Problem of Order in Changing Societies

Essays on Crime and Policing in Argentina and Uruguay, 1750-1940
Edited by Lyman L. Johnson

The six essays in this volume examine Argentina from the eighteenth century to the 1930s and Uruguay during the nineteenth century to show the links between crime and the social and economic order.

Late Lowland Maya Civilization

Classic to Postclassic
Edited by Jeremy A. SabloffE. Wyllys Andrews

This book is a series of essays that offers a framework for the study of lowland Maya settlement patterns, surveying the range of interpretive ideas about ancient Maya remains. Suggesting hypotheses to guide future research, the articles discuss historical, geographical, chronological, and theoretical matters.

Other Mexicos

Essays on Regional Mexican History, 1876-1911
Edited by Thomas BenjaminWilliam McNellie

The value of this collection to students and specialists lies in an expanded understanding of regional history during the Porfiriato, an appreciation for the range of local sources available, and a stimulus to further investigation. The reinterpretation given the Porfiriato also broadens our knowledge of the forces leading to the revolution and still influencing the nation today.

Lowland Maya Settlement Patterns

Edited by Wendy Ashmore

This book is a series of essays that offers a framework for the study of lowland Maya settlement patterns, surveying the range of interpretive ideas about ancient Maya remains. Suggesting hypotheses to guide future research, the articles discuss historical, geographical, chronological, and theoretical matters.

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