Zapotec Civilization: A Captivating Guide to the Pre-Columbian Cloud People Who Dominated the Valley of Oaxaca in Mesoamerica

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Explore the Captivating History of the Zapotec Civilization

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The Zapotecs lived and thrived, and became a civilization of interest to the Conquistadors. As one of the largest Mesoamerican civilizations at the time, they helped to shape and form the world the Conquistadors encountered upon their arrival. Rivaling the size and complexity of their Mayan neighbors, the Zapotec were innovators and intellectuals who created a society that was markedly similar to the kingdoms and social structures.

The Zapotecs were a fascinating people and this book aims to give a fresh look and understanding to a civilization that was just as complex, structured, and regal as any of their Mesoamerican, South American, or European counterparts.

Some of the topics covered in this book include:

  • The Cloud People and their Domain
  • The Oaxaca Valley
  • Understanding the Zapotecs and Founding of Monte Albán in Phases
  • Early Agrarian Roots and the Building of a Civilization
  • Religion, Myths, Sacrifices, Rituals, and Power
  • The Royal Family and Class
  • The Religious Order
  • A Day in the Life of the Zapotecs
  • The Arts, Athletics, and Technology
  • The War against the Aztecs
  • The Conquistadors’ Arrival
  • The Fall of an Empire
  • And a Great Deal More You Don’t Want to Miss Out On!

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The Republic

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Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World


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“Metaxas is a scrupulous chronicler and has an eye for a good story. . . . full, instructive, and pacey.” —The Washington Post

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas comes a brilliant and inspiring biography of the most influential man in modern history, Martin Luther, in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
 
On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous Ninety-five Theses appeared, Eric Metaxas, acclaimed biographer of the bestselling Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of liberty, equality, and individualism that today lie at the heart of all modern life.VIKING



National Geographic Concise History of World Religions: An Illustrated Time Line


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The Concise History of World Religions continues the Concise History series with an authoritative and comprehensive take on major religions and lesser-known faiths of all times and nations. No other text combines the illustrations expertise of National Geographic with the historical focus on faiths—large and small—across the world. Up-to-date scholarship offers a unique global perspective on the history of faith in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East. This is religion presented as history, in the objective manner in which the National Geographic Society excels. Lavish illustrations illuminate the faithful, their houses of worship, and the articles and artifacts of faith. From the great cathedrals to the colorful robes of Buddhist monks to horrors of the Spanish inquisition to the astonishingly intricate paintings of the Hindu gods, the illustrations tell as much of the story as the text.
 
There is nothing else quite like National Geographic’s special Concise History series: the time line format combines geography, chronology, and subject area in one complete, but easy-to-understand grid. The 80 timelines with their more than 3,500 entries, plus short articles and feature spreads make it the perfect quick-dip reference; 110 sidebars amplify the illustrated time lines and highlight monuments of faith, words of religious transcendence, and lives of piety and sacrifice; 50 feature essays explore in detail the origins, development and influence of faith; 325 images document all aspects of the religious experience, from architecture and icons to exemplary individuals and acts of devotion; and quotes throughout chapters are drawn from prayers and sermons that embody the religious attitudes of each era.
 
The Concise History of World Religions is a fantastic journey with National Geographic, following the rise and fall of faiths across centuries and around the world. It’s a book as beautiful as it is useful, as authoritative as it is entertaining. A book to buy, to give, to treasure.



The Relatives Came


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In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars.
When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.For all our books; Cargo will be delivered in the required time. 100% Satisfaction is Guaranteed!



Political Pilgrims: Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society


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Why did so many distinguished Western Intellectuals—from G.B. Shaw to J.P. Sartre, and. closer to home, from Edmund Wilson to Susan Sontag— admire various communist systems, often in their most repressive historical phases? How could Stalin’s Soviet Union, Mao’s China, or Castro’s Cuba appear at one time as both successful modernizing societies and the fulfillments of the boldest dreams of social justice? Why, at the same time, had these intellectuals so mercilessly judged and rejected their own Western, liberal cultures? What Impulses and beliefs prompted them to seek the realization of their ideals in distant, poorly known lands? How do their journeys fit into long-standing Western traditions of looking for new meaning In the non-Western world?

These are some of the questions Paul Hollander sought to answer In his massive study that covers much of our century. His success is attested by the fact that the phrase “political pilgrim” has become a part of intellectual discourse. Even in the post-communist era the questions raised by this book remain relevant as many Western, and especially American intellectuals seek to come to terms with a world which offers few models of secular fulfillment and has tarnished the reputation of political Utopias. His new and lengthy introduction updates the pilgrimages and examines current attempts to find substitutes for the emotional and political energy that used to be invested in them.



Medieval Society (Medieval World)


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Describes daily life in Europe during the Middle Ages, looking at the social hierarchy of the feudal system, through which kings and lords became rich while peasants remained poor.



The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums


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This exclusive companion book to the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series is a mind-bending collection that will put YOU to the test! With full-color artwork throughout, this companion features ingenious new puzzles, riddles, and brainteasers compiled by Mr. Benedict himself, with the help of Reynie, Kate, Sticky, Constance, and other Society associates. Think you have what it takes to join the Mysterious Benedict Society? Open this book and find out!For all our books; Cargo will be delivered in the required time. 100% Satisfaction is Guaranteed!



Ibsen Plays: 4: John Gabriel Borkman , Pillars of Society and When We Dead Awaken (World Classics) (v. 4)

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"Meyer’s translations of Ibsen are a major fact in one’s general sense of postwar drama. Their vital pace, their unforced insistence on the poetic centre of Ibsen’s genius, have beaten academic versions from the field" (George Steiner)


The plays shine freshly from the pages . . .This will be our definitive Ibsen." (Jc Trewin) This volume contains Ibsen’s first great modern prose play and his two last symbolic dramas. The Pillars of Society, written between 1875 and 1877, exhibits many of the classic elements which recur in the subsequent plays a marriage founded on a lie, women stunted by social conventions, an arrogant man destroying the happiness of those around him. John Gabriel Borkman (1896), according to Edvard Munch, is "the most powerful winter landscape in Scandinavian art"; and Ibsen’s last play, When We Dead Awaken (1899), also dealing with "the coldness of heart", showed, said Bernard Shaw, "no decay of Ibsen’s highest qualities. His magic is nowhere more potent. Michael Meyer’s translations are ‘crisp and cobwebfree, purged of verbal Victoriana’ (Kenneth Tynan)


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Select Letters of Christopher Columbus, with other Original Documents, relating to his Four Voyages to the New World (Hakluyt Society, First Series)

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This volume brings together, translated and edited by R.H. Major, five letters by Columbus describing his first, third, and fourth voyages; another by Dr Chanca, physician, descriptive of the second voyage; and an extract from the will of Diego Mendez, one of Columbus’s officers on the fourth voyage. Includes Spanish texts at the foot of the page. Two copies of this edition were printed in vellum and one presented to the British Museum. For a second edition see First Series 43; for a third edition see Second Series 65 and 70. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1847.