This work examines Latin American music, focusing on popular — as opposed to folk or art — music and containing more than 200 entries on the concepts and terminology, ensembles, and instruments that the genre comprises. The Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music delivers scholarly, authoritative, and accessible information on the subject. This comprehensive text includes a chronology, discussion of themes in Latin American music, and 37 biographical sidebars of significant musicians and performers.
A reference devoted to the pre-Columbian archaeology of Mesoamerica, this work features in-depth articles on the major cultural areas of ancient Mexico and Central America, coverage of important sites, articles on day-to-day life of ancient peoples in these regions, and several black and white regional and site maps and photographs.
The Cambridge History of Latin America is the first authoritative large-scale history of the whole of Latin America - Mexico and Central America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean (and Haiti), Spanish South America and Brazil, from the first contacts between the native peoples of the Americas and Europeans in the late-fifteenth and early-sixteenth centuries to the present day. An important feature of The Cambridge History of Latin America is the bibliographical essays which accompany each chapter.