The Oxford History of Mexico

The Oxford History of Mexico

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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, 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 colour insert, suggestions for future reading, an index, and a glossary, this is the fullest and most engaging history of Mexico available today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 736 pages
  • 195.58 x 251.46 x 43.18mm | 1,315.41g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 16 pp colour and numerous halftone illustrations, 15 maps
  • 0195112288
  • 9780195112283

About Michael C. Meyer

Michael Meyer is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Arizona and the author of several books on Mexican history, including (with William Sherman and Susan Deeds) The Course of Mexican History. William Beezley is Professor of History at The University of Arizona and coauthor of El Gran Pueblo. They both live in Tuscon.show more

Table of contents

1. The Spain that Encountered Mexico ; 2. The Mexico that Spain Encountered ; 3. The Collision of Two Worlds ; 4. An Empire Beyond Compare ; 5. Faith and Morals ; 6. Indian Resistance and Royal Repression ; 7. Disease, Ecology and the Environment ; 8. Dignity, Honor and Sexuality in a Colonial War ; 9. The Old Colonialism Ends, the New Colonialism Begins ; 10. Fashioning a New nation ; 11. War and Peace with the United States ; 12. Betterment for Whom?: The Reform (1855-1875) ; 13. The Culture of Modernization ; 14. The Time of the Generals, 1910-1920 ; 15. Experimenting with Social Change ; 16. Mexico and the Outside World ; 17. Mexican Culture ; 18. The Mexican 'Miracle' and its collapse ; 19. The Time of the Technocrats and Deconstruction of the Revolution ; 20. Mass Media and Popular Culture in the Post Revolutionary Erashow more

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