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Marajo: Ancient Ceramics from the Mouth of the Amazon Margaret Young-Sanchez Denver Art Museum 2 Revised edition


11th July 2013 History Books 18 Comments
Margaret Young-Sanchez is Chief Curator and Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of pre-Columbian Art at the Denver Art Museum. She curated the collections of pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and American Indian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art for ten years, before moving to Denver in 1999. Dr. Young-Snchez earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthropology at Yale University and a doctorate in art history at Columbia University. Her exhibition Tiwanaku: Ancestors of the Inca opened in Denver in 2004.Denise Pahl Schaan, Professor of Archaeology, Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil, has ...
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Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government Americas South America Venezuela Gregory Wilpert Verso 1 edition


11th July 2013 History Books 21 Comments
This fascinating studydeeply informed, penetrating in its analysis, comprehensive in scopeexplores the historical and socioeconomic roots of the Venezuelan initiatives of recent years, the conflicts they have engendered, the achievements and pitfalls, the animating ideals of a genuinely participatory society, and the prospects for realizing them in ways that, if successful, might have significant impact not only for Latin America but well beyond. (Noam Chomsky )Greg Wilpert knows Venezuela intimately and gives us the most thorough and objective analysis of the Chavez government's ...
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Orpheus and Power Michael George Hanchard Princeton University Press


10th July 2013 History Books 1 Comment
Hanchard offers a host of imaginative theoretical possibilities that brings a new and welcome vigor to Afro-Brazilian studies. -- Kim D. Butler, The Journal of Interdisciplinary HistoryA book rich in insight and full of striking detail.... Advocacy enlivens the book and makes it all the more important to both the specialist and to the general or classroom reader. -- Richard Graham, American Journal of SociologyHanchard's book constitutes an important contribution to the literature on Brazilian black organizations, notably through its interview-based account of the emergence of the ...
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Tropical Babylons: Sugar and the Making of the Atlantic World 1450-1680 Americas Caribbean & West Indies Barbados Stuart B. Schwartz The University of North Carolina Press


10th July 2013 History Books 3 Comments
"The handiest volume on the subject of sugar. . . . Well produced. . . . Clear, readable prose." Businesss History Review"Breathtaking. . . . Offer[s] stimulating insights. . . . Might produce some stimulating comparative discussion." Choice"A substantial overall contribution to several connected fields. It provides considerably new information.(Franklin W. Knight, The Johns Hopkins University, author of Slave Society in Cuba during the Nineteenth Century)""Tropical Babylons greatly enhances our understanding of two previously unexplored centuries in the history of sugar.(Francisco ...
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Fall of the Roman Empire Michael Grant Scribner


9th July 2013 History Books 27 Comments
Michael Grant is a highly successful and renowned historian of the ancient world. He has held many academic posts including those of Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of Humanity at Edinburgh University; Vice Chancellor of The Queen's University, Belfast and Vice Chancellor of the University of Khartoum. He is a Doctor of Letters at Dublin and a Doctor of Laws at Belfast. He has also been President of the Classical Association of England, the Virgil Society and the Royal Numismatic Society, and is a Medallist of the American Numismatic Society. He lives and writes in Italy. ...
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Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship Americas South America Brazil Idelber Avelar Duke University Press Books


9th July 2013 History Books 12 Comments
“Idelber Avelar’s and Christopher Dunn’s book is not only an invaluable aid in understanding the complex relationship between culture and politics in Brazil. It also helps us to understand how culture and politics act together in forming our common future, and even suggests ways in which we as citizens might have a hand in determining how things turn out.”—Arto Lindsay, musician and artist“This book is quite important for understanding the significance of music in Brazil. It shows that music—as a complex social, cultural, artistic, and even political phenomenon—was part ...
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Henry VIII Historical British King Henry VIII J. J. Scarisbrick University of California Press


8th July 2013 History Books 5 Comments
J. J. Scarisbrick is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Bristol. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Henry VIII's forceful personality dominated his age and continues to fascinate our own. In few other reigns have there been developments of such magnitudein politics, foreign relations, religion, and societythat have so radically affected succeeding generations. Above all the English Reformation and the break with Rome are still felt more than four centuries on.First published in 1968, J. J. Scarisbrick's Henry VIII remains the standard account, a ...
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Ion Bratianu: Romania: The Peace Conferences of 1919-23 and Their Aftermath Europe Romania Keith Hitchin Haus Publishing


8th July 2013 History Books 0 Comments
Keith Hitchin: Keith Hitchin is Professor of History at the University of Illinois. Amongst his more recent books is Rumania, 1866-1947, in the Oxford History of Modern Europe series (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994). He is currently at work on a History of Southeastern Europe, 1352- 1807, for the Oxford History of Early Modern Europe, and A Concise History of Romania for Cambridge University Press. In 1916 Romania was promised the whole of Transylvania in return for its entry into the war. Insisting on the fulfillment of this promise at Versailles, Ion Bratianu had a strained ...
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Hitler: The Missing Years Ernst Hanfstaengl Arcade Publishing 1st Arcade Ed edition


7th July 2013 History Books 21 Comments
Ernst Hanfstaengl was born in 1887 to German and American parents. He was educated at Harvard, but eventually moved to Germany, where he met a young Hitler at the very beginning of his political rise. After turning down Hitler's invitation to continue as his foreign press secretary, he returned to the United States, where he worked with the American government against the Nazi regime. He died in 1975.John Toland was an American author and historian best known for his Adolph Hitler: The Definitive Biography and The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 19361945, for ...
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Lentolaivue 24 Kari Stenman Osprey Publishing First edition


7th July 2013 History Books 12 Comments
Looking at elite fighter and bomber units in action, these books draw on profile artworks, black and white photographs, fully detailed appendices and breathtaking first hand accounts. Kari Stenman is undoubtedly the most knowledgeable authority on the Finnish Air Force in World War 2, having written over a dozen books on the subject since the late 1960s. The co-author of the successful Aircraft of the Aces volume on Finnish fighter pilots, he runs his own publishing company in Finland. Kalevi Keskinnen is an expert on Finnish aviation of World War 2. He works full time as an ...
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