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A Concise History of Mexico (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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Modern Mexico, founded after Independence from Spain in 1821, was created out of a long and disparate historical inheritance that has constantly influenced its evolution. Tackling the complex and colorful history of Mexico is a formidable task. Brian Hamnett undertakes this challenge in his Concise History, beginning with a brief examination of contemporary issues, while the book as a whole--ranging from the Olmecs to the present day--combines a chronological and thematic approach while highlighting long-term issues and controversies. Author Hamnett takes account of that past and pays attention to the pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial influence. Mexico's economic problems are given special treatment together with political analysis and attention to social and cultural factors. His prime objective is to make the book accessible to general readers, including those interested in gaining a broad knowledge of the country and those across the professions anxious to secure a rapid but secure understanding of a subject where there are few starting points.

Synopsis:

An illustrated introduction to Mexico for the general reader. Combines a thematic and chronological approach to give a clear account of the country's historical and contemporary issues, problems and events, from the Olmecs to the present day.

Synopsis:

An illustrated introduction to Mexico's historical and contemporary issues, problems and events.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Mexico in perspective; 2. The pre-Columbian era; 3. The European incursion, 1519-1620; 4. New Spain, 1620-1770: Spanish colonialism and American society; 5. Destabilisation and fragmentation, 1770-1867; 6. Reconstruction, 1867-1940; 7. The Monopoly Party, 1940-2000; Final comments; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521581202
Author:
Hamnett, Brian R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Mexico History.
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America - Mexico
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories
Publication Date:
19991125
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 half-tones 6 maps
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.78x5.67x1.04 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An illustrated introduction to Mexico for the general reader. Combines a thematic and chronological approach to give a clear account of the country's historical and contemporary issues, problems and events, from the Olmecs to the present day.
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