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Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire

By Sarah E. Owens

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire tells the remarkable story of a group of nuns who traveled halfway around the globe in the seventeenth century to establish the first female Franciscan convent in the Far East.

To Be Indio in Colonial Spanish America

Edited by Mónica Díaz

Focusing on central Mexico and the Andes (colonial New Spain and Peru), the contributors deepen scholarly knowledge of colonial history and literature, emphasizing the different ways people became and lived their lives as “indios” in this new study.

Latin American Women Filmmakers

Social and Cultural Perspectives
By Traci Roberts-Camps

This book highlights the voices and stories of Latin American women directors from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico.

The Olson Codex

Projective Verse and the Problem of Mayan Glyphs
By Dennis Tedlock

In The Olson Codex, Tedlock describes and examines Olson’s efforts to decipher Mayan hieroglyphics, giving Olson’s work in Mexico the place it deserves within twentieth-century poetry and poetics.

Masquerade and Social Justice in Contemporary Latin American Fiction

By Helene Carol Weldt-Basson

Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between masquerade and social justice in Latin American fiction.

Sarapiquí Chronicle

A Naturalist in Costa Rica
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Allen M. Young

The abundant insect life of the rainforests of northeastern Costa Rica is the subject of this engaging book, first published over twenty-five years ago and now including two new chapters on the rise of ecotourism in the region.

Aztlán

Essays on the Chicano Homeland
Revised and Expanded Edition
Edited by Rudolfo AnayaFrancisco A. LomelíEnrique R. Lamadrid

This expanded new edition of the classic 1989 collection of essays about Aztlán weighs its value.

Manifestos and Polemics in Latin American Modern Art

Edited and Translated by Patrick Frank

Bringing together sixty-five primary documents vital to understanding the history of art in Latin America since 1900, Patrick Frank shows how modern art developed in Latin America in this important new work complementing his previous book, Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America, Revised and Expanded Edition.

Before Brasília

Frontier Life in Central Brazil
By Mary C. Karasch

Before Brasília offers an in-depth exploration of life in the captaincy of Goiás during the late colonial and early national period of Brazilian history.

Mayan Literacy Reinvention in Guatemala

By Mary J. Holbrock

Through this investigation, the promises and pitfalls of a literacy-revitalization endeavor are detailed and our understanding of the concept of literacy is reexamined.

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