The Oxford History of Mexico / Edition 1

The Oxford History of Mexico / Edition 1

by Michael C. Meyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195112288

ISBN-13: 9780195112283

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Mexico is a country of fascinating contrasts--glorious history and tumultuous politics, extraordinary culture and desperate poverty, ancient traditions and rapid modernization. Yet despite the growing curiosity about Mexico due to increased trade and commerce, mostly resulting from NAFTA, as well as increased tourism and immigration, there is presently no…  See more details below

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Mexico is a country of fascinating contrasts--glorious history and tumultuous politics, extraordinary culture and desperate poverty, ancient traditions and rapid modernization. Yet despite the growing curiosity about Mexico due to increased trade and commerce, mostly resulting from NAFTA, as well as increased tourism and immigration, there is presently no up-to-date, accessible history of Mexico for general readers.
The Oxford History of Mexico, edited by Michael Meyer and William Beezley is a comprehensive, lucidly written, and fully current narrative history by twenty of the most esteemed historians of Mexico writing today. Drawing on radical changes in scholarship on Mexico over the past 15 years, The Oxford History of Mexico covers all aspects of the rich history of Mexico from precolonial times to the present. Exploring politics, religion, technology, modernization, ethnicity, colonialism, ecology, the arts, mass media, and popular culture, The Oxford History of Mexico provides a wealth of information for all readers interested in this remarkable country.
Fully illustrated, with black-and-white photos throughout and a sixteen page color insert, suggestions for future reading, an index, and a glossary, this is the fullest and most engaging history of Mexico available today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195112283
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Sect. IThe Great Encounter9
1The Spain that Encountered Mexico11
2The Mexico that Spain Encountered47
3The Collision of Two Worlds79
Sect. IICrown, Cross, and Lance in New Spain, 1521-1810113
4An Empire Beyond Compare115
5Faith and Morals in Colonial Mexico151
6Indian Resistance to Colonialism183
7Disease, Ecology, and the Environment213
8Women in Colonial Mexico245
Sect. IIICollapse, Regeneration, and Challenge, 1810-1910275
9The Old Colonialism Ends, the New Colonialism Begins277
10Fashioning a New Nation301
11War and Peace with the United States339
12Betterment for Whom? The Reform Period: 1855-1875371
13The Culture of Modernity397
Sect. IVThe Mexican Revolution, 1910-1940433
14The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920435
15Rebuilding the Nation467
16Mexico and the Outside World503
17Mexican Culture, 1920-1945543
Sect. VMexico in the Post-World War II Era573
18The Mexican "Miracle" and Its Collapse575
19The Time of the Technocrats and Deconstruction of the Revolution609
20Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Postrevolutionary Era637
Glossary671
Bibliography679
Contributors689
Photo Credits691
Index693

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