Southeast Inka Frontiers

“An important contribution to the study of ancient empires and processes of imperial expansion through an in-depth study of the southeastern Inka frontier in current-day Bolivia.”–Elizabeth N. Arkush, author of ...

Michael Calabrese and his students, engaged with class outside during a fire drill.

Teaching a Medieval Poem in East Los Angeles

Written by Michael Calabrese, author of An Introduction to Piers Plowman . You’ve heard of Chaucer. But do you know Piers Plowman? Let me introduce this marvelous medieval epic: written ...

An Introduction to Piers Plowman

“A comprehensive and witty guide to understanding Piers Plowman in all its versions and a manifesto for the pure intellectual pleasure to be had from reading the text as it ...

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Southeast Inka Frontiers

“An important contribution to the study of ancient empires and processes of imperial expansion through an in-depth study of the southeastern Inka frontier in current-day Bolivia.”–Elizabeth N. Arkush, author of Hillforts of the Ancient Andes: Colla Warfare, Society, and Landscape “A fascinating case study of interactions on an imperial frontier in a region that is […]

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Michael Calabrese and his students, engaged with class outside during a fire drill.

Teaching a Medieval Poem in East Los Angeles

Written by Michael Calabrese, author of An Introduction to Piers Plowman . You’ve heard of Chaucer. But do you know Piers Plowman? Let me introduce this marvelous medieval epic: written by William Langland, Piers Plowman is a long allegorical poem from the late 14th century, chronicling the dreams and wanderings of a man named “Will”—the […]

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An Introduction to Piers Plowman

“A comprehensive and witty guide to understanding Piers Plowman in all its versions and a manifesto for the pure intellectual pleasure to be had from reading the text as it dynamically unfolds in each of the poet’s reworkings.”–Sarah Wood, author of Conscience and the Composition of Piers Plowman “By innovatively working through all three of […]

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Shaping Terrain

“Takes us on a journey throughout Latin America, highlighting different stories of adaptation to the wondrous American landscape: stories of cities being shaped by major infrastructure projects, cities coping with the pressures of informality and unchecked growth, and cities searching for their identity by looking at their pre-Columbian past while embracing modernity on their own […]

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Nancy Tribble Benda wears the Mr.Peabody tail she was fitted for in Hollywood, 1948. In the beginning, Weekiwachee was one word, but Newt Perry decided to split it into two words so it could fit on signs more easily. By permission of Nancy Tribble Benda.

Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: Thirty Years of Underwater Photography by Lu Vickers and Bonnie Georgiadis features rare vintage photographs, postcards, and publicity shots from the spring where famous mermaids—in actuality, highly trained swimmers and divers—performed underwater. Today, Burrow Press is featuring this excerpt of Weeki Wachee Mermaids as part of their Fantastic Floridas project. It features portions from Bonnie Georgiadis’s essay “What the Mermaid […]

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Paddling to Werowocomoco: Powhatan History Before Pocahontas

I realized that landscape—the spaces where we dwell, the places we recognize, and the pathways in between—offered a way to tie the Werowocomoco excavations to this deep history. In this special guest post, anthropologist Martin Gallivan tells us about a kayaking adventure with his son that inspired him to write a new book about the […]

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Happy National Book Lovers Day!

It’s a rainy day here in Florida, the perfect kind of day for reading a good book. And guess what—it’s National Book Lovers Day! Here are some great reads from our spring/summer season. E. G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur by Gary Monroe Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town by Marty Jourard Returning North with the […]

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The Powhatan Landscape

“A well-written, fresh, and engaging interpretation of two millennia of Virginia Algonquian landscape history, presenting new data and new ideas–a must read.”–Stephen Potter, author of Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs: The Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley “Theoretically innovative, richly empirical, and superbly written, this book demonstrates the potential for combining ‘new’ finds in […]

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During a match between Botafogo and Fluminense, May 21, 1922. By permission of the Acervo Flu-Memória.

To Understand Olympics Protests, Look to the Past

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This article first appeared in the Huffington Post. When Brazilian protestors extinguished the Olympic flame last week, they provided another reminder that the Rio de Janeiro games will take place in a country wracked by crisis: the […]

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July 2016 Review Roundup

July brought a lot of exciting buzz about UPF books! Here are some of our favorite reviews from the past month. . . We are thrilled that Authentic Florida has highlighted several of our books that are perfect for summer chilling: E.G Barnhill, A Pioneer Son at Sea: Fishing Tales of Old Florida, An Ecotourist’s Guide to the […]

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