The William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere

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  1. Account of the Fables and Rites of the Incas
    Only a few decades after the Spanish conquest of Peru, the third Bishop of Cuzco, Sebastián de Lartaún, called for a report on the religious practices of the Incas. The report was prepared by Cristóbal de Molina, a priest of... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
  2. Photographing the Mexican Revolution
    The Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920 is among the world’s most visually documented revolutions. Coinciding with the birth of filmmaking and the increased mobility offered by the reflex camera, it received extraordinary... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2012
    Hardback | £39.00
  3. The Modern Maya
    Ancient Maya cities draw travelers from all over the world to Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. But while tales of the “Maya collapse” give an air of mystery to the ruins, modern Maya still live in communities across the... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2012
    Hardback | £43.00
  4. Reconsidering Olmec Visual Culture
    Recently, scholars of Olmec visual culture have identified symbols for umbilical cords, bundles, and cave-wombs, as well as a significant number of women portrayed on monuments and as figurines. In this groundbreaking study, Carolyn... Learn More
    Published: 18th January 2012
    Hardback | £56.00
  5. Engaged Resistance
    From Sherman Alexie's films to the poetry and fiction of Louise Erdrich and Leslie Marmon Silko to the paintings of Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and the sculpture of Edgar Heap of Birds, Native American movies, literature, and art... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2011
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. Chiefs, Scribes, and Ethnographers
    The Kuna of Panama, today one of the best known indigenous peoples of Latin America, moved over the course of the twentieth century from orality and isolation towards literacy and an active engagement with the nation and the world.... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
    Paperback | £28.99
  7. Adoring the Saints
    Mexico is famous for spectacular fiestas that embody its heart and soul. An expression of the cult of the saint, patron saint fiestas are the centerpiece of Mexican popular religion and of great importance to the lives and cultures... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  8. Avant-Garde Art and Artists in Mexico
    The Mexican Revolution—that violent, inchoate, never-quite-complete break with the past—opened a new era in Mexican art and letters now known as the "Mexican Renaissance." In Mexico City, a coterie of artists including Diego... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2010
    Hardback | £108.00
  9. Oaxaca al Gusto
    No one has done more to introduce the world to the authentic, flavorful cuisines of Mexico than Diana Kennedy. Acclaimed as the Julia Child of Mexican cooking, Kennedy has been an intrepid, indefatigable student of Mexican foodways... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2010
    Hardback | £52.00
  10. The Teotihuacan Trinity
    Northeast of modern-day Mexico City stand the remnants of one of the world's largest preindustrial cities, Teotihuacan. Monumental in scale, Teotihuacan is organized along a three-mile-long thoroughfare, the Avenue of the Dead,... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2010
    Paperback | £26.99
  11. Ballads of the Lords of New Spain
    Compiled in 1582, Ballads of the Lords of New Spain is one of the two principal sources of Nahuatl song, as well as a poetical window into the mindset of the Aztec people some sixty years after the conquest of Mexico. Presented... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. In the Palace of Nezahualcoyotl
    Around 1542, descendants of the Aztec rulers of Mexico created accounts of the pre-Hispanic history of the city of Tetzcoco, Mexico, one of the imperial capitals of the Aztec Empire. Painted in iconic script ("picture writing"),... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2010
    Hardback | £52.00
  13. Drug War Zone
    Winner, Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association, 2011 Thousands of people die in drug-related violence every year in Mexico. Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, adjacent to El Paso, Texas, has become the most violent city... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2009
    Paperback | £20.99
  14. Veiled Brightness
    Color is an integral part of human experience, so common as to be overlooked or treated as unimportant. Yet color is both unavoidable and varied. Each culture classifies, understands, and uses it in different and often surprising... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2009
    Hardback | £52.00
  15. Brazil Imagined
    The first comprehensive cultural history of Brazil to be written in English, Brazil Imagined: 1500 to the Present captures the role of the artistic imaginary in shaping Brazil's national identity. Analyzing representations of... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2008
    Paperback | £34.00
  16. A Procession of Them
    In some countries, they call them the "abandonados," the abandoned ones. They're the impoverished mentally ill and mentally disabled patients being warehoused in psychiatric asylums that are more run-down, more uncaring than the... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2008
    Hardback | £39.00
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