A Brief History of Central America
By (author) Hector Perez-Brignoli
Translated by Ricardo B. Sawrey Susana Stettri De Sawrey
Normal Price: $49.99
Your Price: $44.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Brief History of Central America by Hector Perez-Brignoli
Book DescriptionThis is the first interpretive history of Central America by a Central American historian to be published in English. Anyone with an interest in current events in the region will find here an insightful and well-written guide to the history of its five national states - Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Traces of a common past invite us to make generalizations about the region, even to posit the idea of a Central American nation. But, as Hector Perez-Brignoli shows us, we can learn more from a comparative approach that establishes both the points of convergence and the separate paths taken by the five different countries of Central America. The author offers a concise overview of the region's history from the sixteenth century to the present, beginning with human and cultural geography in the first chapter and ending with the present crisis in the last. He deals with the fundamental themes and problems of the area: the characteristics of the colonial heritage, independence and the crisis of the Federal Republic, the formation of nation-states during the nineteenth century, and the development of export agriculture based on coffee and bananas. The narrative moves finally into the twentieth century to look at the growing impoverishment that multiplies inequalities and leads to the shipwreck of liberal democracy. The case of Costa Rica, exceptional in more ways than one, receives special attention.
Buy Brief History of Central America book by Hector Perez-Brignoli from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780520068322
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-1989
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Hector Perez-Brignoli
Infant and Child Mortality in the Past, Hardback (February 1998)» View all books by Hector Perez-Brignoli
An examination of the trends of early-age mortality. The approach is interdisciplinary, with contributions from demography, biology, medicine, and economic and social history, and the geographical range encompasses Europe, North America, Japan, and India.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Brief History of Central America book by Hector Perez-Brignoli and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Hector Perez-Brignoli
Hector Perez-Brignoli is Professor of History at the Universidad de Costa Rica.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.