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Lightning in the Andes and Mesoamerica
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: John E. Staller, Brian Stross
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-05 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Lightning has evoked a numinous response as well as powerful timeless references and symbols among ancient religions throughout the world. Thunder and lightning have also taken on various symbolic manifestations, some representing primary deities, as in the case of Zeus and Jupiter in the Greco/Roman tradition, and Thor in Norse
Drugs and Thugs
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Russell Crandall
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-27 - Publisher: Yale University Press

A sweeping and highly readable work on the evolution of America’s domestic and global drug war How can the United States chart a path forward in the war on drugs? In Drugs and Thugs, Russell Crandall uncovers the full history of this war that has lasted more than a century.
The Andean World
Language: en
Pages: 692
Authors: Linda J. Seligmann, Kathleen S. Fine-Dare
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-08 - Publisher: Routledge

This comprehensive reference offers an authoritative overview of Andean lifeways. It provides valuable historical context, and demonstrates the relevance of learning about the Andes in light of contemporary events and debates. The volume covers the ecology and pre-Columbian history of the region, and addresses key themes such as cosmology, aesthetics,
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
Language: en
Pages: 1108
Authors: Timothy Insoll
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.
Death in the Andes
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mario Vargas Llosa
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-18 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

Set in an isolated, run down community in the Peruvian Andes, Vargas Llosa's riveting novel tells the story of a series of mysterious disappearances involving the Shining Path guerrillas and a local couple performing cannibalistic sacrifices with strange similarities to the Dionysian rituals of ancient Greece. Part-detective novel and part-political