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Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America, Hardback Book


South America is a vast, relatively isolated, landmass that includes 12 independent countries and one region (Guyane Francaise) with diverse ethnic groups speaking hundreds of different languages and dialects, and extraordinary creativity. Indigenous people have occupied its different habitats while transforming the landscape and themselves, with extraordinary dedication and success. This dictionary opens a window to these peoples through many entries, in an integrated approach that allows to connect the multiple facets of indigenous life before 1492.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and the culture of ancient South America.

This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about ancient South America.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 342 pages, 1 Maps; 19 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Dictionaries
  • ISBN: 9781538102367

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