Latinoamerica: su civilizacion y su cultura / Edition 3

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Latinoamérica, 3/e makes the richness and complexity of Latin American culture accessible to readers through a thematic organization supported by comprehension questions, expansion questions, timelines, chapter summaries, photos, illustrations, and maps. Each chapter of the book integrates World Wide Web activities and video suggestions to make the contemporary Hispanic culture come alive.
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"It is exceptionally written and well organized. Broad in spectrum yet concise. One of the very few such texts in Spanish language. An exceptional tool for the Latin American Studies classroom."

"It provides a no-nonsene (serious) historical review. It has worked quite well."

"In general, I like the book, especially its breadth and depth, and its progressive perspective."

"The author did a good job including a ton of information in a small amount of space. The students are not asked to 'dig too deep' into the history, but at the same time many interesting 'extras' are included."

"I appreciate very much the outline at the end of each chapter which reviews and [encapsulates] the materials."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838403259
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/22/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Rodriguez received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and an Honorary Doctorate in Letters from the National University Federico Villarreal of his native Peru.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE. 1. Unidad del mundo latinoamerico. 2. La geografia y la gente. 3. Las grandes civilizaciones precolobinas y su legado cultural. 4. Las exploraciones, la conquista y su significado. 5. El régimen colonial y su legado. 6. Brasil colonial. 7. La vida intelectual durante la Colonia. 8. Las guerras por la independencia hispanoamericana. 9. Brasil monárquico y republicano. 10. Los países del Plata. 11. Los países andinos meridionales. 12. Los países andinos septentrionales. 13. México y su revolución. 14. Centroamérica republicana. 15. La personalidad histórica de las Antillas. 16. Del americanismo al universalismo literario. 17. La arquitectura. 18. Las artes plásticas. 19. La música. 20. El pluriculturalismo y el feminismo en Latinoamérica y los hispanos (latinos) en Estados Unido, Films y videos. VOCABULARIO. INDICE.
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