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In their efforts to convert indigenous peoples, Franciscan friars brought the Spanish Inquisition to early-sixteenth-century Mexico. Patricia Lopes Don now investigates these trials to offer an inside look at this brief but consequential episode o...

Bonfires of Culture: Franciscans, Indigenous Leaders, and the Inquisition in Early Mexico, 1524-1540

Formerly one of the four territories that made up French Equatorial Africa, Gabon maintains close ties with its former colonizer. Since independence in 1960, this republic has undergone political and economic turmoil - disorders often reflecting t...

Gabon: Beyond the Colonial Legacy (Westview Profiles Nations of Contemporary Africa)

A guide to 242 species of birds in Seychelles illustrated in colour including 26 endemics. Information on the islands' geography, climate and birdwatching sites is also included in the introduction.

Birds of Seychelles (Helm Field Guides)

This all-new test preparation manual helps students to succeed on the SAT Subject Test in U. S. History with: A Diagnostic Test to help students pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses. Three more full-length practice tests with all questions answ...

Barron's SAT Subject Test in U.S. History

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally,...

Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy

Note from the Editor, This volume contains an English translation of the famous Ethiopian work, Kebra Nagast, The Glory Of Kings. This book has been held in the highest honour in Ethiopia for several centuries and has been, and still is, venerated...

A Modern Translation of the Kebra Nagast: (The Glory of Kings)

Anbal, el legendario caudillo cartagins, fue uno de los mayores estrategas de la antigedad. Sus hazaas modificaron el mundo de su tiempo. Sin embargo, junto a su indiscutible capacidad militar y poltica su figura mantiene enigmas y secretos a...

Anibal, enemigo de Roma (Historia Incógnita) (Spanish Edition)

This new study, drawing on the latest research, tells the story of the decline and fall of the pharaoh Akhenaten's religious revolution in the fourteenth century BC. Beginning at the regime's high-point in his Year 12, it traces the subsequent col...

Amarna Sunset: Nefertiti, Tutankhamun, Ay, Horemheb, and the Egyptian Counter-Reformation

For fifty-five years, the United States and Saudi Arabia were solid partners. Then came the 9/11 attacks, which sorely tested that relationship. In Thicker than Oil, Rachel Bronson reveals why the partnership became so intimate and how the countri...

Thicker than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia

The Pantanal of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay is South America's Serengeti: its wetlands are the largest on Earth (they're half the size of France) and, in the dry season, crocodiles and storks jostle to gobble the last of the dying fish. Here, the...

Pantanal Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide to Brazil's Great Wetland (Bradt Wildlife Explorer)

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