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Launey: An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl. pb

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  • An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl.
  • By Launey, Michel; Mackay, Christopher (tr.)
  • Paperback, 474 pages, 1465 exercises. 228 x 152 mm. 2011
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Abrams: How the Maya Built Their World. Energetics and Ancient Architecture. Paperback

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  • How the Maya Built Their World. Energetics and Ancient Architecture. Paperback
  • Elliot M. Abrams
  • xiii, 176 pages, with 20 figures and maps, 12 tables. 1994

Adams: Prehistoric Mesoamerica. Revised edition. Paperback

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  • Prehistoric Mesoamerica. Revised edition. Paperback
  • Richard E.W. Adams
  • 454 pages, 18 maps, 2 tables, illustrations, glossary, index. 2005. This major revision of Adams’s classic text on the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica adds new information available from archaeological fieldwork in the region from the 1990s through 2004 and also evaluates recent theories regarding the prehistoric cultures of a region that today encompasses Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and parts of Honduras and El Salvador.

Aguilera-Malta: Seven Serpents and Seven Moons. Cloth

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  • Seven Serpents and Seven Moons. Cloth
  • Demetrio Aguilera-Malta: Translated from the spanish by Gregory Rabassa
  • 305 pages. 1979

Anaya. Heart of Aztlan. A Novel. Paperback

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  • Heart of Aztlan.  A Novel. Paperback
  • Rudolfo A. Anaya
  • 209 pages. Chronicles the lives of a Mexican American family in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Arguedas: Yawar Fiesta. Paperback

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  • Yawar Fiesta. Paperback
  • José María Arguedas
  • 200 pages. 2002. The social relations between Indians, mestizos, and whites in the Peruvian highland town of Puquio in the early twentieth century. Each group’s reaction to the national government’s attempt to suppress the traditional Indian-style bullfight reflects their attitude toward social change more generally.

Arriaza: Beyond Death. The Chinchorro Mummies of Ancient Chile. Cloth

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  • Beyond Death. The Chinchorro Mummies of Ancient Chile. Cloth
  • by Bernardo T. Arriaza
  • 176 pages, 54 text figures, 21 colour plates, 6 tables. 1995. Comprehensive study of 282 examples permits classification, description, and interpretation of mummification techniques and of details of health, diet, technology, settlement, and society between 5000 and 1700 BC. Argues that mummification was invented in Arica-Camerones region to insure continuity of life in the context of environmental uncertainty

Aveni: Between the Lines. The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru. Cloth

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  • Between the Lines. The Mystery of the Giant Ground Drawings of Ancient Nasca, Peru. Cloth
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • xiv, 257 pages. 2000

Aveni: Skywatchers: Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico. pb

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  • Skywatchers: Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico.
  • Aveni, Anthony F.
  • Pb., viii, 411 p. : 10.00 H x 1.00 D x 7.00 W inches. Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico helped establish the field of archaeoastronomy, and it remains the standard introduction to this subject. Combining basic astronomy with archaeological and ethnological data, it presented a readable and entertaining synthesis of all that was known of ancient astronomy in the western hemisphere as of 1980. In this revised edition, Anthony Aveni draws on his own and others’ discoveries of the past twenty years to bring the Skywatchers story up to the present. He offers new data and interpretations in many areas, including:o The study of Mesoamerican time and calendrical systems and their unprecedented continuity in contemporary Mesoamerican cultureo The connections between Precolumbian religion, astrology, and scientific, quantitative astronomyo The relationship between Highland Mexico and the world of the Maya and the state of Pan-American scientific practiceso The use of personal computer software for computing astronomical dataWith this updated information, Skywatchers will serve a new generation of general and scholarly readers and will be useful in courses on archaeoastronomy, astronomy, history of astronomy, history of science, anthropology, archaeology, and world religions.
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Azuela: The Underdogs. Paperback

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  • Underdogs. Paperback
  • Mariano Azuela, translation and introduction by Frederick H. Fornoff
  • xi, 140 pages. 2002. The Underdogs tells the story of a courageous Indian farmer who almost unwittingly rises to a generalship in Pancho Villa’s rebel army during the Mexican Revolution of 1910

Bennholdt-Thomsen: Zur Bestimmung des Indio. Die soziale, ökonomische und kulturelle Stellung der Indios in Mexiko. Broschiert

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  • Zur Bestimmung des Indio. Die soziale, ökonomische und kulturelle Stellung der Indios in Mexiko. Broschiert
  • Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen
  • 225 Seiten. 1976. reduzierte Preis

Benson: Maya Iconography. Hardcover

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  • Maya Iconography. Hardcover
  • edited by Elizabeth P. Benson and Gillett G. Griffin.
  • xvi, 379 pages, with many illustrations. 1988
  • This volume presents work on Maya iconography from practitioners in archaeology, anthropology, art history, linguistics, astronomy, photography, and medicine. The papers are placed in an order that most clearly brings out the emerging themes: the book shows how certain Maya beliefs grew over time, and for the first time makes connections between Preclassic and Classic iconography.

Bevington: Spoken Maya for Travellers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan. Audio cassette

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  • Spoken Maya for Travellers and Students: A Guide to Language and Culture in Yucatan. Spoken Word Audio Cassette
  • Gary Bevington. Recorded by Fernando Ojeda
  • 1995. See also Bevington: Maya for Travellers and Students.

Bierhorst: A Nahuatl-English Dictionary and Concordance to the Cantares Mexicanos. With an Analytical Transcription and Grammatical Notes. Hardback

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  • Nahuatl-English Dictionary and Concordance to the Cantares Mexicanos. With an Analytical Transcription and Grammatical Notes. Hardback
  • John Bierhorst
  • 751 pages. 1985

Blake: Maize for the Gods : Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of Corn. pb

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  • Maize for the Gods : Unearthing the 9,000-Year History of Corn.
  • Blake, Michael, 2015
  • Pb., 280 pages, 6 maps, 6 line drawings, 52 b/w images, 1 tables, 229 x 152 mm.
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Boone: Cycles of Time And Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate. Hardcover

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  • Cycles of Time And Meaning in the Mexican Books of Fate. Hardcover
  • by Elizabeth Hill Boone. xxvii, 307 pages. 2007

Bourdieu: Language and Symbolic Power. Paperback

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  • Language and Symbolic Power
  • Pierre Bourdieu 1992
  • Paperback, 312 pages, 229 x 152 mm.
  • This volume brings together Bourdieu's highly original writings on language and on the relations between language, power and politics. Bourdieu develops a forceful critique of traditional approaches to language, including the linguistic theories of Saussure and Chomsky and the theory of speech-acts elaborated by Austin and others. He argues that language should be viewed not only as a means of communication but also as a medium of power through which individuals pursue their interests and display their practical competence.
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Bricker: A Dictionary of The Maya Language as Spoken in Hocabá, Yucatán. Paperback

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  • Dictionary of the Maya Language: As Spoken in Hocaba, Yucatan. Paperback.
  • by Victoria Bricker, Poot Reifler, Eleuterio Yah,  De Dzul, Ofelia Poot
  • 410 pages, with roots, cross-references, stems, a botanical index by Bradbrun, and many more. 1998. Rather than the Latin-based arrangement used in other dictionaries of what linguists call Yacutec and the speakers call Maya, systematically lists the stems that can be derived from each root and that give the language its distinctive character. Includes many sample sentences, epitaphs, insults, riddles, aphorisms

Broda, Carrasco, and Moctezuma: The Great Temple of Tenochtitlan: Center and Periphery in the Aztec World. Paperback

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  • Great Temple of Tenochtitlan: Center and Periphery in the Aztec World. Paperback
  • Johanna Broda, David Carrasco and Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
  • xiv, 184 pages, with over 60 illustrations. 1987

Brotherstone: Book of the Fourth World. Reading the Native Americas through their Literature. Cloth

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  • Book of the Fourth World.  Reading the Native Americas through their Literature. Cloth.
  • Gordon Brotherstone
  • 478 pages, 18 colour plates, 6 maps, 5 tables, 68 figures. 1993. The Book of the Fourth World offers detailed analyses of texts that range far back into the centuries of civilised life from what is now Latin- and Anglo-America.

Burger: Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas. Hardcover

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  • Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas. Hardcover
  • edited by Richard L. Burger and Lucy C. Salazar
  • 240 pages, with 75 black-white and 120 colour plates. 2004

Burnett: Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado. Hardcover

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  • Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado. Hardcover. By D. Graham Burnett
  • xv, 298 pages. 2000. Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, this text tells the story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain's South American colony, Guyana.

Cabeza De Vaca. Castaways. First Major Narrative of the exploration of North America by Europeans (1528-1536).

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  • Castaways. First Major Narrative of the exploration of North America  by Europeans (1528-1536). Paperback
  • Cabeza De Vaca
  • 158 pages, illustrated, index. 1993

Caldeira: City of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in Sao Paulo. Paperback

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  • City of Walls: Crime, Segregation, and Citizenship in Sao Paulo. Paperback
  • by Teresa P. R. Caldeira
  • xvii, 487 pages. 2001

Carlsen: The War for the Heart & Soul of a Highland Maya Town. Hardcover

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  • War for the Heart and Soul of a Highland Maya Town. Hardcover
  • Robert S. Carlsen
  • 206 pages, with notes, glossary, bibliography and index. 1997

Carlsen: The War for the Heart & Soul of a Highland Maya Town. Paperback

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  • War for the Heart & Soul of a Highland Maya Town. Paperback
  • Robert S. Carlsen
  • 206 pages, with notes, glossary, bibliography and index. 1997

Carmack: The Historical Demography of Highland Guatemala. Paperback

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  • Historical Demography of Highland Guatemala. Paperback
  • Robert M. Carmack a.o., editors
  • 202 pages, with illustrations, maps. 1982

Carrasco: Religions of Mesoamerica. Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers

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  • Religions of Mesoamerica. Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers.
  • By David Carrasco
  • 174 pages, illustrated, chronology, notes, glossary. 1990

Carrasco: Religions of Mesoamerica. Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers

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  • Religions of Mesoamerica. Cosmovision and Ceremonial Centers
  • David Carrasco
  • 174 pages, illustrated, chronology, notes, glossary. 1990

Chinas: La Zandunga: Of Fieldwork and Friendship in Southern Mexico

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  • Zandunga: Of Fieldwork and Friendship in Southern Mexico. Paperback
  • Beverly Newbold Chiñas
  • 178 pages, with glossary and with blackwhite and colour illustrations. 1993
  • One of the best accounts of how to become an anthropologist doing fieldwork! Students will enjoy this insightful portrayal of the pleasures and pitfalls that anthropologist Beverly Chiñas experienced while studying women’s roles in the culture of the Isthmus Zapotec

Clancy: Vision and Revision in Maya Studies. Cloth

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  • Vision and Revision in Maya Studies. Cloth
  • by Clancy, Flora S. / Harrison, Peter D. (EDT)
  • x, 224 pages, with maps, line-drawings and other illustrations. 1991

Clendinnen: Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570. Cloth

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  • Ambivalent Conquests: Maya and Spaniard in Yucatan, 1517-1570. Cloth
  • Inga Clendinnen
  • 242 pages, 8 illustrations, 2 maps. 1993. This is both a specific study of conversion in a corner of the Spanish Empire, and a work with implications for the understanding of European domination and native resistance throughout the colonial world. Dr Clendinnen explores the intensifying conflict between competing and increasingly divergent Spanish visions of Yucatan and its destructive outcomes.

Cobo: History of the Inca Empire. An Account of the Indians' Customs and Their Origin, Together with a Treatise on Inca Legends, History, and Social Institutions. Paperback

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  • History of the Inca Empire. An Account of the Indians' Customs and Their Origin, Together with a Treatise on Inca Legends, History, and Social Institutions. Paperback
  • By Bernabe Cobo. Foreword by John Howland Rowe
  • xxii, 280 pages. 1983. The Historia del Nuevo Mundo, set down by Father Bernabe Cobo during the first half of the seventeenth century, represents a singulary valuable source on Inca culture.

Codex Bodley Jansen: Codex Bodley. A Painted Chronicle from the Mixtec Highlands, Mexico. Hardback

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  • Codex Bodley. A Painted Chronicle from the Mixtec Highlands, Mexico. Hardback
  • by Maarten Jansen
  • 96 pages, including 50 colour plates. 2005. Codex Bodley is one of the most important ancient Mexican manuscripts surviving today

Codex Borgia. A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript

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  • Codex Borgia. A Full-Color Restoration of the Ancient Mexican Manuscript
  • Gisele Diaz and Alan Rodgers. With a new introduction and commentary by Bruce E. Byland
  • xxxii pages, 77 pages of plates. 1993
  • The codex is in the Vatican Library. Other reproductions are scarce. A very good (9x12") reproduction

Codex Vindobonensis: Bocabulario de Mayathan. Das Wörterbuch der Yukatekischen Mayasprache. Cloth

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  • Codex Vindobonensis: Bocabulario de Mayathan. Das Wörterbuch der Yukatekischen Mayasprache. Spanish dictionary with Maya equivalents, 17th C.. Cloth
  • Einleitung Ernst Mengin
  • 420 pages (44 Seiten Text in deutsche Sprache, ca. 375 Facsimiles in schwarz-weiss)
  • complete facsimiles in original seize of the Codex S.N. 3833 of the Austrian National Library. 1972

Coe: Breaking the Maya Code. Paperback 9780500289556

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  • Breaking the Maya Code. 3rd edition
  • Michael D. Coe 2012
  • Paperback, 304 pages, 113 illustrations, 234 x 157 mm
  • The Third Edition of this classic account of the inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time - the last great decipherment of an ancient script revised and brought right up to date with the latest developments. 113 illustrations bring to life the people and texts that have enabled us to read the Maya script. The original edition was hailed as a masterpiece that transcends the boundaries between academic and popular writing.
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Coe: Mexico. From the Olmecs to the Aztecs. Paperback

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  • Mexico : From the Olmecs to the Aztecs.
  • Coe, Michael D.; Koontz, Rex
  • Paperback, 256 pages, 189 illustrations, 20 in colour, 239 x 157 mm. 7th ed. 2013

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Coe: Reading the Maya Glyphs. Paperback

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  • Reading the Maya Glyphs. Paperback
  • by Michael D. Coe & Mark van Stone
  • 176 pages, with glyph illustrations throughout and many plates. 2005. This is a compact guide to enable the reading and comprehension of commonly encountered Classic Maya texts. Topics covered include the nature of the script, the intricate Maya calendar, dynastic and political texts, and aspects of the natural and supernatural world in which they lived

Coe: Reading the Maya Glyphs. Paperback

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  • Reading the Maya Glyphs.
  • Coe, Michael D.; Stone, Mark Van
  • Pb., 176 pages, illustrations, 233 x 154 mm.
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Coe: The Maya. Eighth Edition. Paperback

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  • The Maya. Eighth Revised Edition
  • Michael D. Coe 2011
  • Paperback, 280 pages, 189 illustrations, 20 in colour, 241 x 159 mm, 740 grams
  • Among the finest new discoveries are the spectacular polychrome murals of Calakmul, which provide archaeological evidence for the importance of marketplaces in the Classic Maya cities as well as giving a unique glimpse into Maya daily life. It concludes with new historical evidence for the crucial role played by collaborationist native leaders, both Maya and non-Maya, in the Spanish conquest of the region.
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Colloredo-Mansfeld: The Native Leisure Class. Consumption and Cultural Creativity in the Andes. Paperback

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  • Native Leisure Class. Consumption and Cultural Creativity in the Andes. Paperback
  • Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld
  • xv, 259 pages. 1999

Conrad, Demarest: Religion and Empire. The dynamics of Aztec and Inca expansion. 1984 / 1993 edition

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  • Religion and Empire. The dynamics of Aztec and Inca expansion
  • Geoffrey W. Conrad, Arthur A. Demarest
  • 268 pages, illustrated. 1984-1993 edition. An innovative and provocative study of the two largest states of the Precolumbian Americas, the Aztec and Inca Empires. By examining the causes of the formation and expansion of these two empires, the authors identify similar patterns and processes underlying their rise and decline.

Cooper Alarcón: The Aztec Palimpsest. Mexico in the Modern Imagination.

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  • Aztec Palimpsest. Mexico in the Modern Imagination. Paperback
  • Daniel Cooper Alarcón
  • xx, 224 pages. 1997

Cotterell: The Lost Tomb of Viracocha. Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids. Paperback

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  • Lost Tomb of Viracocha. Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids. Paperback
  • by Maurice Cotterell. 214 pages, figures, 32 pages colour plates. 2002. Inca accounts tell of legendary white gods that walked the lands of South America performing miracles. This book unlocks the secrets of the Inca and discovers the tombs of the Gods to prove they were not myths

Craske: Women and Politics in Latin America. Paperback

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  • Women and Politics in Latin America. Paperback
  • by Nikki Craske. xiii, 242 pages. 1999

Crumrine: The Power of Symbols. Masks and Masquerade in the Americas. Cloth

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  • Power of Symbols. Masks and Masquerade in the Americas. Cloth
  • edited by N. Ross Crumrine and Marjorie M. Halpin
  • 244 pages, and 24 pages with 43 colour and black-white illustrations. 1983

Davenport: Santa Cruz Island Figure Sculpture And Its Social And Ritual Contexts. Hardcover

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  • Santa Cruz Island Figure Sculpture And Its Social And Ritual Contexts. Hardcover
  • by William H. Davenport
  • 231 pages. 2005

Davies: Landowners in Colonial Peru. Cloth

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  • Landowners in Colonial Peru. Cloth
  • by Keith A. Davies
  • 237 pages, with glossary, notes and index. 1985

Diouf: Slavery's Exiles : The Story of the American Maroons. pb

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  • Slavery's Exiles. The Story of the American Maroons
  • Diouf, Sylviane A.
  • Paperback, 403 pages, black & white illustrations, c. 234 x 165 mm. 2016

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