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    Yucatan's Maya Peasantry and the Origins of the Caste War (Symposia on Latin America Series) (Paperback) By (author) Terry Rugeley

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    DescriptionConflicts between native Maya peoples and European-derived governments have punctuated Mexican history from the Conquest in the sixteenth century to the current Zapatista uprising in Chiapas. In this deeply researched study, Terry Rugeley delves into the 1800-1847 origins of the Caste War, the largest and most successful of these peasant rebellions. Rugeley refutes earlier studies that seek to explain the Caste War in terms of a single issue. Instead, he explores the interactions of several major social forces, including the church, the hacienda, and peasant villagers. He uncovers a complex web of issues that led to the outbreak of war, including the loss of communal lands, substandard living conditions, the counterpoise of Catholicism versus traditional Maya beliefs, and an increasingly heavy tax burden.Drawn from a wealth of primary documents, this book represents the first real attempt to reconstruct the history of the pre-Caste War period. In addition to its obvious importance for Mexican history, it will be illuminating background reading for everyone seeking to understand the ongoing conflict in Chiapas. Terry Rugeley is Assistant Professor of Latin American History at the University of Oklahoma.


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    Title
    Yucatan's Maya Peasantry and the Origins of the Caste War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry Rugeley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 268
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780292770782
    ISBN 10: 0292770782
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLCM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40, 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEXICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS025000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 972/.606
    LC classification: F1435.3.W2 R84 1996
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 972.606
    DC21: 972.606
    LC classification: 95042405
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 September 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX
    Review quote
    "Rugeley's book is not so much another study of 'why peasants rebel' but, rather, a study of how societies explode... His approach to the problem is subtle, complex, and well worth studying." Paul Sullivan
    Back cover copy
    Rugeley refutes earlier studies that seek to explain the Caste War in terms of a single issue. Instead, he explores the interactions of several major social forces, including the church, the hacienda, and peasant villager. He uncovers a complex web of issues that led to the outbreak of war, including the loss of communal lands, substandard living conditions, the counterpoise of Catholicism versus traditional Maya beliefs, and an increasingly heavy tax burden.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments; Introduction 1. A Rural Society in the New Century; 2. The Return to Pagan Antiquity; 3. The Other Side of the Golden Age; 4. Dilemmas of the Maya Elite; 5. The Iman Revolt; 6. "The Devil Will Overtake Us" Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography; Index