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An introduction to Mexico's ancient civilizations. This companion volume to the author's book "The Maya" has been completely revised and expanded. Enlarged sections are included on early village life and the rise of Olmec civilization. Recent disc...

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs (Ancient Peoples and Places)

The Yugoslav crisis - armed conflict, ethnic cleansing and the reverberating ideas and mindsets - has been going on for more than ten years. This text, written by authors who have lived through these social conflicts, explores the roots of the con...

The Road to War in Serbia: Trauma and Catharsis

The Kaprálová Companion, edited by Karla Hartl and Erik Entwistle, is a collection of biographical and analytical essays on Czech composer Vítezslava Kaprálová [1915-1940]. Accompanied by an annotated catalog of works, annotated chronology of...

The Kaprlov Companion

In Morocco, Marvine Howe, a former correspondent for The New York Times, presents an incisive and comprehensive review of the Moroccan kingdom and its people, past and present. She provides a vivid and frank portrait of late King Hassan, whom she ...

Morocco: The Islamist Awakening and Other Challenges

Manning examines the formation of nineteenth century intelligentsia print publics in the former Soviet republic of Georgia both anthropologically and historically. At once somehow part of ''Europe,'' at least aspirationally, and yet rarely recogni...

Strangers in a Strange Land: Occidentalist Publics and Orientalist Geographies in Ninteenth-century Georgian Imaginaries (Cultural Revolutions Russia in the Twentieth Century)

Whether you travel for business, pleasure, or a combination of the two, the ever-popular "Culture Shock!" series belongs in your backpack or briefcase. Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. "Culture Sho...

Culture Shock! Laos (Culture Shock! Guides)

Bound Lives chronicles the lived experience of race relations in northern coastal Peru during the colonial era. Rachel Sarah O'Toole examines the construction of a casta (caste) system under the Spanish government, and how this system was negotiat...

Bound Lives: Africans, Indians, and the Making of Race in Colonial Peru (Pitt Latin American Studies)

This new edition coincides with the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara's death and the 80th anniversary of his birth. Updated with a new epilogue. Richard L. Harris includes in this updated edition of Death of a Revolutionary new revelations about Ch...

Death of a Revolutionary: Che Guevara's Last Mission

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year. An O, The Oprah Magazine #1 Terrific Read. In an age of bolters-women who broke the rules and fled their marriages-Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her relentless affairs, wild s...

The Bolter

Revealing the language's delightfully simple rules, this detailed reference makes it a breeze for tourists, businessmen, and linguists to learn and speak Mauritian Creole. A pidgin French 300 years in the making and the country's lingua franca, th...

Mauritius: Its Creole Language: The Ultimate Creole Phrase Book and Dictionary

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