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Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 1,318 works in 1,704 publications in 1 language and 232,306 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Reference works  Folklore  Art 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: E61, 970.1
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Most widely held works by Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
Ancient America by Jonathan Norton Leonard( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture and text survey of the cultural and intellectual achievements of American civilizations before Columbus
Hispaniola : Caribbean chiefdoms in the age of Columbus by Samuel M Wilson( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1492 the island of Hispaniola was inhabited by the Tano, an Indian group whose ancestors had moved into the Caribbean archipelago from lowland South America more than 1,500 years before. They were organized politically into large cacicazgos, or chiefdoms, comprising 70 or more villages under the authority of a paramount cacique, or chief. From the first voyage on, Columbus made Hispaniola his primary base for operations in the New World. Over the subsequent decades, disease, warfare, famine, and enslavement brought about the destruction of the Tano c
Archaeology : a magazine dealing with the antiquity of the world by Archaeological institute of America( )

in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to American archaeology by Gordon R Willey( Book )

in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended to introduce the lay reader and the student to the broad field of American archaeology written in the period from October 1962 to mid-year 1965
Horizon( )

in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering man's past in the Americas by George E Stuart( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Américas by Organization of American States( )

in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Music in the New World by Charles Hamm( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present book is both a history of music in America and a history of American music
America's first civilization by Michael D Coe( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico by Michael D Coe( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in English and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author gives an account of famous areas in the ancient history of Mexico
Sons of the shaking earth by Eric R Wolf( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Middle America is described as a "history as passionate and unsettled as the volcanic nature of the land." The study concerns not only geography and language of the race, but development of agriculture and of religions
History of the conquest of Mexico, and History of the conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of Cortes' subjugation of the Aztecs in Mexico and Pizzaro's subjugation of the Incas in Peru
South American mythology by Harold Osborne( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavishly illustrated studies of myths concerning the origin of the world, the creation of man, heroes, and the etiology of tribes, religious rituals and other concerns of the ancient South American people
Ancient arts of the Americas by G. H. S Bushnell( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon more than a decade spent living and exploring in Latin America, the author discusses the many phases of pre-Columbian art--including painting, sculpture, architecture, pottery, jewelry and textiles--within their historical framework. He focuses first on the civilizations of Mexico and Peru, where pre-Columbian art reached its height. In North America, the West Indies, and Central America, other cultures were creating their own art which, although often overshadowed by the spectacular legacies of Mexico and Peru, is marked by extraordinary manual skill and variety
The island of lost maps : a true story of cartographic crime by Miles Harvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Island of Lost Maps" tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable, centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada. When all was said and done, Gilbert Joseph Bland, Jr., had become the Al Capone of cartography, the most prolific American map thief in history
Life and labor in ancient Mexico : the brief and summary relation of the Lords of New Spain by Alonso de Zurita( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to show how and why the Indians [Native Americans] disappeared in such numbers from the Mexican scene in the middle of the sixteenth century at the rate of two to four percent per annum. It serves as a warning of imposing a foreign culture onto the native culture
Handbook of Middle American Indians by Robert Wauchope( Book )

in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blood of kings : dynasty and ritual in Maya art by Linda Schele( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By making full use of the progress in deciphering the Maya hieroglyphic code, this examines the world and minds of the creators of Maya art, including a look at the Maya calendar
Peru before the Incas by Edward P Lanning( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes prehistoric Peru's agriculture, governments, and social systems. His portraits of the region's inhabitants include discussions of their physical characteristics, customs, languages, medical and technical skills, and notions of beauty. The earliest inhabitants of Peru were nomadic food gatherers, hunters, and fisherman. Later, farming developed, and by 2000 B.C. more complex communities appeared, finally culminating in such sophisticated states as those of the Moche and Nazca peoples.--From publisher's description
Empire of the Inca by Burr Cartwright Brundage( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of the Inca empire chronicles its territorial expansion, its bureaucratic organization and succession of rulers, and its religious doctrines and rituals
 
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