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81 STANFIELD-MAZZI, MAYA. Object And Apparition: Envisioning The Christian Divine In The Colonial Andes.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2016. Latin American Studies Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When Christianity was imposed on Native peoples in the Andes, visual images played a fundamental role, yet few scholars have written about this significant aspect. Object and Apparition proposes that Christianity took root in the region only when both Spanish colonizers and native Andeans actively envisioned the principal deities of the new religion in two- and three-dimensional forms. The book explores principal works of art involved in this process, outlines early strategies for envisioning the Christian divine, and examines later, more effective approaches. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi demonstrates that among images of the divine there was constant interplay between concrete material objects and ephemeral visions or apparitions. Three-dimensional works of art, specifically large-scale statues of Christ and the Virgin Mary, were key to envisioning the Christian divine, the author contends. She presents in-depth analysis of three surviving statues: the Virgins of Pomata and Copacabana (Lake Titicaca region) and Christ of the Earthquakes from Cusco. Two-dimensional painted images of those statues emerged later. Such paintings depicted the miracle-working potential of specific statues and thus helped to spread the statues' fame and attract devotees. "Statue paintings" that depict the statues enshrined on their altars also served the purpose of presenting images of local Andean divinities to believers outside church settings. Stanfield-Mazzi describes the unique features of Andean Catholicism while illustrating its connections to both Spanish and Andean cultural traditions. Based on thorough archival research combined with stunning visual analysis, Object and Apparition analyzes the range of artworks that gave visual form to Christianity in the Andes and ultimately caused the new religion to flourish. "This is a complicated subject that has been approached in a variety of ways, and it is gratifying to find them brought together in a single, lucidly presented volume."—Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt, editor of The Art of Painting in Colonial Quito "Based on solid and thorough archival research combined with stunning visual analysis, Stanfield-Mazzi argues that images of Andean origin respond to some pre-Hispanic concepts. More importantly, she demonstrates that Andeans were active agents in Catholic image-making, creating and articulating a particularly Andean version of Catholicism."—Carolyn Dean, author of A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock "A richly documented, well-illustrated book that studies the proliferation of miraculous images in the southern highlands of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Peru."—The Catholic Historical Review Object and Apparition 
Price: 28.45 USD
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82 STANFIELD-MAZZI, MAYA. Object And Apparition: Envisioning The Christian Divine In The Colonial Andes.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 2016. Latin American Studies Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When Christianity was imposed on Native peoples in the Andes, visual images played a fundamental role, yet few scholars have written about this significant aspect. Object and Apparition proposes that Christianity took root in the region only when both Spanish colonizers and native Andeans actively envisioned the principal deities of the new religion in two- and three-dimensional forms. The book explores principal works of art involved in this process, outlines early strategies for envisioning the Christian divine, and examines later, more effective approaches. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi demonstrates that among images of the divine there was constant interplay between concrete material objects and ephemeral visions or apparitions. Three-dimensional works of art, specifically large-scale statues of Christ and the Virgin Mary, were key to envisioning the Christian divine, the author contends. She presents in-depth analysis of three surviving statues: the Virgins of Pomata and Copacabana (Lake Titicaca region) and Christ of the Earthquakes from Cusco. Two-dimensional painted images of those statues emerged later. Such paintings depicted the miracle-working potential of specific statues and thus helped to spread the statues' fame and attract devotees. "Statue paintings" that depict the statues enshrined on their altars also served the purpose of presenting images of local Andean divinities to believers outside church settings. Stanfield-Mazzi describes the unique features of Andean Catholicism while illustrating its connections to both Spanish and Andean cultural traditions. Based on thorough archival research combined with stunning visual analysis, Object and Apparition analyzes the range of artworks that gave visual form to Christianity in the Andes and ultimately caused the new religion to flourish. "This is a complicated subject that has been approached in a variety of ways, and it is gratifying to find them brought together in a single, lucidly presented volume."—Suzanne L. Stratton-Pruitt, editor of The Art of Painting in Colonial Quito "Based on solid and thorough archival research combined with stunning visual analysis, Stanfield-Mazzi argues that images of Andean origin respond to some pre-Hispanic concepts. More importantly, she demonstrates that Andeans were active agents in Catholic image-making, creating and articulating a particularly Andean version of Catholicism."—Carolyn Dean, author of A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock "A richly documented, well-illustrated book that studies the proliferation of miraculous images in the southern highlands of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Peru."—The Catholic Historical Review Object and Apparition 
Price: 47.50 USD
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83 STONE, CYNTHIA L. In Place Of Gods And Kings: Authorship And Identity In The Relacion De Michoacan.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2004. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In Place of Gods and Kings presents a new reading of an important manuscript that has long been considered the foremost colonial-era source for information related to the indigenous inhabitants of the Mexican state of Michoacan. Drawing on recent trends in literary studies that call into question the universal validity of notions such as the unitary author and the primacy of alphabetic writing over oral and pictorial traditions, Cynthia L. Stone shows how this early relacion (c. 1538-41) weaves together narrative strands representing the distinctive voices of four primary contributors. According to the Franciscan compiler, Jeronimo de Alcala, the manuscript is a testament to enlightened colonial officials who recognized that some familiarity with native customs and beliefs would further the goals of evangelization and Spanish rule. This symbolic bridge between prehispanic and colonial times was articulated differently by the friar's indigenous collaborators, however, who refused to accept their alleged cultural inferiority or fully renounce their previous allegiances. Thus, the drawings of the indigenous painters, reproduced in this volume in both color and black and white, evoke the sacred Mesoamerican tradition of "writing in pictures." The epic history narrated by the former high priest pays tribute to the great regional culture hero, Tariacuri. And the account of the Spanish conquest provided by the indigenous governor converts the military defeat of his people into a moral victory and a paradigm for cultural survival. 40 black-and-white and 8 color Illustrations, 2 maps, Hardcover, 328 pages, 6" x 9". Cynthia L. Stone is Associate Professor of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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84 STONE, CYNTHIA L. In Place Of Gods And Kings: Authorship And Identity In The Relacion De Michoacan.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2004. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In Place of Gods and Kings presents a new reading of an important manuscript that has long been considered the foremost colonial-era source for information related to the indigenous inhabitants of the Mexican state of Michoacan. Drawing on recent trends in literary studies that call into question the universal validity of notions such as the unitary author and the primacy of alphabetic writing over oral and pictorial traditions, Cynthia L. Stone shows how this early relacion (c. 1538-41) weaves together narrative strands representing the distinctive voices of four primary contributors. According to the Franciscan compiler, Jeronimo de Alcala, the manuscript is a testament to enlightened colonial officials who recognized that some familiarity with native customs and beliefs would further the goals of evangelization and Spanish rule. This symbolic bridge between prehispanic and colonial times was articulated differently by the friar's indigenous collaborators, however, who refused to accept their alleged cultural inferiority or fully renounce their previous allegiances. Thus, the drawings of the indigenous painters, reproduced in this volume in both color and black and white, evoke the sacred Mesoamerican tradition of "writing in pictures." The epic history narrated by the former high priest pays tribute to the great regional culture hero, Tariacuri. And the account of the Spanish conquest provided by the indigenous governor converts the military defeat of his people into a moral victory and a paradigm for cultural survival. 40 black-and-white and 8 color Illustrations, 2 maps, Hardcover, 328 pages, 6" x 9". Cynthia L. Stone is Associate Professor of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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85 STROHM, JOHN L. I Lived With Latin Americans.
Wilcox & Follett Co., Chicago: 1944. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Dustjacket has chips and tears. 
This book is a trip by unbeaten path through the 20 republics of Latin America... This book is the first to recognize that the most important fellow in Latin America is the "man in the field." 
Price: 51.78 USD
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86 SZULC, TAD. Dominican Diary.
Delacorte Press, New York: 1965. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here is the provocative on-the-scene account of the Dominican crisis. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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87 TORRES-RIOSECO, ARTURO. The Epic Of Latin-american Literature.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1964. Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
This is a detailed and illuminating treatment of a subject that has had little attention in English: the history of the literature of our neighbors to the south. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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88 TREISTER, KENNETH; CASANOVA, PATRICIA VARGAS & CRISTINO, CLAUDIO; LIBESKIND, DANIEL (FOREWORD). Easter Island's Silent Sentiinals: The Sculpture And Architecture Of Rapa Nui.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque:2013. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
It may be the most interesting and yet loneliest spot on earth: a volcanic rock surrounded by a million square miles of ocean, named for the day Dutch explorers discovered it, Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722. Here people created a complex society, sophisticated astronomy, exquisite wood sculpture, monumental stone architecture, roads, and a puzzling ideographic script. And then they went about sculpting amazing, giant human figures in stone. This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. It shows the conjecturally reconstructed prehistoric pole houses; the ahu, the sculptures' platform, as a spectacular expression of prehistoric megalithic architecture; and the Easter Island Statue Project's inventory of the colossal moai sculptures. Kenneth Treister, FAIA, architect, photographer, author, and sculptor of the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach, Florida, has published in over fifty professional journals, written six books, and produced four documentaries on architecture, including Mystery of Easter Island (1990). Patricia Vargas Casanova and Claudio Cristino, archaeologists, anthropologists, professors, and founders of the University of Chile's Easter Island and Oceania Studies Centre created the island's archaeology survey of over twenty thousand archaeological sites and were awarded the international Explorers Club prestigious Lowell Thomas Award (2011) for their life's work on Easter Island. 
Price: 43.70 USD
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89 WALKER, CHARLES F. The Tupac Amaru Rebellion.
Belknap Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The largest rebellion in the history of Spain's American empire—a conflict greater in territory and costlier in lives than the contemporaneous American Revolution—began as a local revolt against colonial authorities in 1780. As an official collector of tribute for the imperial crown, Jos Gabriel Condorcanqui had seen firsthand what oppressive Spanish rule meant for Peru's Indian population. Adopting the Inca royal name Tupac Amaru, he set events in motion that would transform him into Latin America's most iconic revolutionary figure. Tupac Amaru's political aims were modest at first. He claimed to act on the Spanish king's behalf, expelling corrupt Spaniards and abolishing onerous taxes. But the rebellion became increasingly bloody as it spread throughout Peru and into parts of modern-day Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. By late 1780, Tupac Amaru, his wife Micaela Bastidas, and their followers had defeated the Spanish in numerous battles and gained control over a vast territory. As the rebellion swept through Indian villages to gain recruits and overthrow the Spanish corregidors, rumors spread that the Incas had returned to reclaim their kingdom. Charles Walker immerses readers in the rebellion's guerrilla campaigns, propaganda war, and brutal acts of retribution. He highlights the importance of Bastidas—the key strategist—and reassesses the role of the Catholic Church in the uprising's demise. The Tupac Amaru Rebellion examines why a revolt that began as a multiclass alliance against European-born usurpers degenerated into a vicious caste war—and left a legacy that continues to influence South American politics today. 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches,12 halftones, 10 maps. Charles F. Walker is Professor of History and Director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California, Davis. "[This is] the first extended survey of the causes and the course of the Tupac Amaru rebellion to appear in English since 1966… [It] is a lucid and accessible survey in which Walker skillfully blends narrative with explanation to construct a harrowing story of violence and atrocities on an enormous scale… [It] will give Anglophone readers a perceptive and reliable account of the terrible events that occurred far away from what they naturally regard as the principal center of action at that time, the British North American colonies, a mere 322,000 square miles in size, as compared with an Andean surface area approaching two million."—J.H. Elliott, The New York Review of Books "The Tupac Amaru rebellion began in the Spanish viceroyalty of Peru in 1780 and turned into the largest popular uprising in Spain's imperial history. To this day, its impact resonates in modern Latin American politics. The rebellion receives masterly treatment from Walker."—Tony Barber, Financial Times "Walker argues convincingly that Tupac Amaru's wife, Micaela Bastidas, was his fierce, full partner and confidante, running the rebel camp, overseeing provisions, keeping discipline, and rooting out spies… It's an interesting and accessible treatment of Peru's infamously vicious conflict and of its leader, who became a potent symbol for indigenous rights throughout Latin America."—Publishers Weekly "A solid new history of the Peruvian Indian revolutionary lays out the roots of his rebellion and its bitter legacy… A readable, not-too-scholarly story of a significant moment in South American history."—Kirkus Reviews "The history of Spain's conquest and three-century grip on indigenous South America is rife with drama, but nowhere is that clash of cultures more vivid than in the story of Tupac Amaru II and his fierce, stubborn war for independence. Walker recreates the life of this remarkable eighteenth-century rebel with a bold sense of narrative and a careful eye for detail. Here is a fascinating study of the prevailing tensions of Tupac Amaru's time—between conqueror and conquered, white and brown, city and mountain, Old World and New World—that still vex South America today."—Marie Arana, author of Bolivar: American Liberator "The Tupac Amaru Rebellion was a pivotal event in the history of the Americas, yet narrating it clearly and judiciously has evaded generations of Andean historians. Charles Walker seems to have broken the curse, and I have no doubt that this excellent book will instantly become the standard account.—Kris Lane, author of Colour of Paradise: The Emerald in the Age of Gunpowder Empires "A masterly and authoritative history of the rebellion. Walker's empathetic portraits of Tupac Amaru and Micaela Bastidas are nuanced and convincing, and his narrative account of the revolt is both elegantly and engagingly written. His book shows how and why the rebellion and its aftermath continue to reverberate in Andean society today."—Paulo Drinot, author of The Allure of Labor: Workers, Race, and the Making of the Peruvian State 
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90 WEEKS, JR., MORRIS. Hello Venezuela.
Norton, NY: 1968. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket and mylar protective covering. Good condition. Library discard. 
Following a history of exploitation by a tiny privileged class, Venezuela is a country which has only recently emerged into the twentieth century to give the average citizen new hope for a share of his nation's wealth. The author portrays with knowledge and sympapth the country and its people, and their tri-racial background and their kaleidoscopic mixture of Indian, Spanish and African cultures. Includes numerous photographs and an Index. 
Price: 20.19 USD
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91 WELDT-BASSON, HELENE CAROL. Masquerade And Social Justice In Contemporary Latin American Fiction.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Contemporary Latin American fiction establishes a unique connection between masquerade, frequently motivated by stigma or trauma, and social justice. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines philosophy, history, psychology, literature, and social justice theory, this study delineates the synergistic connection between these two themes. Weldt-Basson examines fourteen novels by twelve different Latin American authors: Mario Vargas Llosa, Sergio Galindo, Augusto Roa Bastos, Fernando del Paso, Mayra Santos-Febres, Isabel Allende, Carmen Boullosa, Antonio Benitez-Rojo, Marcela Serrano, Sara Sefchovich, Luisa Valenzuela, and Ariel Dorfman. She elucidates the varieties of social justice operating in the plots of contemporary Latin American novels: distributive, postmodern/feminist, postcolonial, transitional, and historical justices. The author further examines how masquerade and disguise aid in articulating the theme of social justice, why this is important, and how it relates to Latin American history and the historical novel. Helene Carol Weldt-Basson is currently a professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature at the University of North Dakota. She is the author of Subversive Silences: Nonverbal Expression and Implicit Narrative Strategies in the Works of Latin American Women Writers and Augusto Roa Bastos's I The Supreme : A Dialogic Perspective. She received an honorary doctorate for her work on Paraguay from the Universidad del Norte in 2012. 
Price: 52.25 USD
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92 WOOD, PETER AND THE EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. The Spanish Main.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1979. 0809472714 A volume in The Seafarers Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
An illustrated history of the Spanish Main, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico area that would become a Spanish lake, the mainland and islands bordering it a Spanish empire larger than all Europe. But this Spanish Main would seethe with conflict for centuries. Contains an Index. 
Price: 6.13 USD
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