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

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 […]

Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chavez Government Americas South America Venezuela Gregory Wilpert Verso 1 edition

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 […]

Orpheus and Power Michael George Hanchard Princeton University Press

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 History A 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 […]

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

“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 […]

Fall of the Roman Empire Michael Grant Scribner

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 […]

Brazilian Popular Music and Citizenship Americas South America Brazil Idelber Avelar Duke University Press Books

“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 […]

Henry VIII Historical British King Henry VIII J. J. Scarisbrick University of California Press

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 […]

Ion Bratianu: Romania: The Peace Conferences of 1919-23 and Their Aftermath Europe Romania Keith Hitchin Haus Publishing

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 […]

Hitler: The Missing Years Ernst Hanfstaengl Arcade Publishing 1st Arcade Ed edition

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 […]

Lentolaivue 24 Kari Stenman Osprey Publishing First edition

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 […]