The Collection

Miller Atlas

Miller Atlas

Barcelona : M. Moleiro Editor, 2003

This is a facsimile edition of the ca. 1519 Portuguese atlas, considered a masterpiece of cartography and Renaissance art and an invaluable insight into the rapidly changing geographical understanding of Europeans during the age of exploration. The atlas consists of 10 beautifully illustrated maps of the known world of the time, including the newly discovered Brazil, and is accompanied by a commentary volume.

The Bernard J. Flatow Collection of Latin American Cronistas in the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: An Annotated Catalogue

The Bernard J. Flatow Collection of Latin American Cronistas in the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: An Annotated Catalogue

William D. Ilgen
Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 0

As noted in the preface, "This annotated catalogue had its origins in the 1985 acquisition by the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill of a remarkable gathering of materials on the discovery, conquest, and settlement of the New World. Named the Bernard J. Flatow Collection of Latin American Cronistas after its original owner, these materials are now part of the Academic Affairs Library's Rare Book Collection." The catalogue was authored by William D. Ilgen, who was the Latin American and Iberian Resources Bibliographer at Carolina from 1976 until 1999.

Latin American Independence: Nineteenth Century Political and Official Pamphlets

Latin American Independence: Nineteenth Century Political and Official Pamphlets

The British Library, London
Woodbridge, CT : Primary Source Microfilm, 2002

This CD-ROM consists of essays, a panoramic timeline of Mexican cinema, film clips, a searchable index, biographical sketches, information about film awards and festivals, information about cinema institutions, and a bibliography of more than 600 entries. This CD can serve as an excellent introduction to Mexican cinema as well as a more in-depth study. The "Panorama" section provides an interesting interactive overview. Click on the arrows at the bottom of the screen to view film clips, short vignettes and bio sketches. For more detailed research, the CD contains more than 30 essays.

Manuel Gonzalez Casanova

The title of this book is taken from a column in the Mexican paper, El Universal, which ran from 1917 to 1919. This was the first regular column devoted to cinema to appear in Mexico and represents the beginning of Mexican cinematic criticism. This book is a fascinating and informative look into that period and the critics of the day, primarily, Rafael Perez Taylor (who wrote under the pseudonym of Hipolito Seijas), Carlos Noriega Hope and Silvestre Bonnard. The largest section of this 563 page book consists of the original articles from El Universal. Also included are a filmography, bibliography, chronology and various essays.

Madrid : Testimonio Compania Editorial, 2002

Laura Ruiz

Rumba : toques y cantos

Rumba : toques y cantos

Rio 40 Graus

Rio 40 Graus

Nelson Pereira dos Santos (director)
[Brazil : s.n., 1955

This is a film by the Brazilian film maker Nelson Pereira dos Santos. It is a semi-documentary on the people of Rio de Janeiro. The camera follows boys from a hillside shanty town who sell peanuts at Copacabana, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and a soccer game. Various subplots, involving characters they meet along the way, are interspersed.

John F. Kennedy National Security Files, 1961-1963. Latin America, First Supplement: Cuba

John F. Kennedy National Security Files, 1961-1963. Latin America, First Supplement: Cuba

Frederick, Md : University Publications of America, 0

This 21 reel microfilm collection is approximately "3,800 pages on Cuba including documentation on Fidel Castro and his beliefs, activities of Che Guevara and the export of communist revolution, analyses of the activities of Latin American Communist exiles, intelligence reports on Cuban exiles and Castroites in a variety of countries, arms trafficking, adjudication of American claims, the domestic economy and inflation, and repatriation of Americans via Mexico."

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Verity Smith, ed.
London and Chicago : Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997

A cornerstone in the field of Latin American studies, this work examines important authors, titles, movements, and themes in the literature of the region. It should be among one of the very first works consulted and is an excellent point of departure for deeper investigation. Numerous indexes make information easy to find and the bibliographies appearing at the end of nearly all entries are great resources for further research.

Humberto Musacchio

This work has a very visual feel similar to that of an illustrated encyclopedia. The entries emphasize a very authoritive and up to date treatment of the arts, events, and personalities that have contributed over the past two thousand years to the formation of the modern day Mexican state. It is beautifully illustrated with images decorating nearly every page.

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America : an Encyclopedia.

Archaeology of Ancient Mexico and Central America : an Encyclopedia.

Susan Toby Evans and David L. Webster, eds.
New York : Garland Publishing, 2001

This single volume provides basic information about Middle America and the Pre-Colombian cultures that flourished in the region, which now includes the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. It contains indexes organized by time period, geography, and "cultural features" as well as contributing scholars. Numerous illustrations make this work a valuable resource for those interested in the fields of archaeology, cultural anthropology, geography, or history.

Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology

Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology

Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2000

This title was written by a professor of religious studies and a Ph.D. student in Mayan archaeology. Together they collaborated to produce this work that is delightfully readable and insightful. It is organized into four very broad thematic chapters, but the index makes specific references easy to locate. One chapter in particular, "Deities, Themes, and Concepts" is more similar to a dictionary format (but very engaging to read nevertheless) and the final chapter is a lengthy listing of annotated print and nonprint resources.

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