A Concise History of Mexico
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Brian R. Hamnett
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Concise History of Mexico by Brian R. Hamnett
Book DescriptionThe second edition of this accessible study of Mexico includes two new features: an examination of cultural developments since Independence from Spain in 1821 and a discussion of contemporary issues up to the time of publication. Several new plates with captions expand the thematic coverage in the book. The updated edition examines the administration of Vicente Fox, who came to power with the elections of 2000. The new sections reinforce the importance of Mexico's long and disparate history, from the Precolumbian era onwards, in shaping the country as it is today. This Concise History looks at Mexico from political, economic and cultural perspectives, and tackles controversial themes such as the impact of the Spanish Conquest and the struggle to establish an independent Mexico. A broad range of readers interested in the modern-day Americas should find here a helpful introduction to this vibrant and dynamic North-American society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521618021
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brian R. Hamnett
Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Paperback (April 2015)
Brian Hamnett examines key historical novels by Scott, Balzac, Manzoni, Dickens, Eliot, Flaubert, Fontane, Galdos, and Tolstoy, revealing the contradictions inherent in this form of fiction and exploring the challenges writers encountered in attempting to represent a reality that linked past and present.
Politics and Trade in Mexico 1750-1821, Paperback (January 2009)
Brian Hamnett has based his study on archival sources in Seville and Mexico.
Concise History of Mexico, Hardback (May 2006)
This updated edition offers an accessible and richly illustrated study of Mexico's political, social, economic and cultural history.
Roots of Insurgency, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Brian R. Hamnett
Emphasizes the provincial milieu and popular participation in it, by examining social conflicts in the Mexican provinces of Puebla, Guadalajara, Michoacon and Guanajuato from the mid-18th century and assessing their relationship to the widespread insurgency of the second decade of the 19th century.
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Author Biography - Brian R. Hamnett
Brian Hamnett is a Research Professor in History at the University of Essex. He has researched and travelled widely in the Iberian peninsula and Latin America, and written extensively on Mexico. His recent publications deal with the late Spanish colonial period, the struggles for independence, and nineteenth-century Mexican history.
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