The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America : New Edition

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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world.

'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 30mm | 499.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • None
  • 0141034750
  • 9780141034751
  • 54,751

Table of contents

The Penguin History of Latin AmericaPreface
Part One: The Age of Empire
1. Discovery and Conquest
2. Indians and Iberians
3. Spain in America
4. The Spanish Indies
5. Colonial Brazil
Part Two: The Challenge of the Modern World
6. Reform, Crisis and Independence
7. The Quest for Order: Conservatives and Liberals in the Nineteenth Century
8. 'Civilization and Barbarism': Literary and Cultural Developments I
Part Three: The Twentieth Century
9. Nationalism and Development: An Overview
10. Mexico: Revolution and Stability
11. Brazil: Order and Progress
12. Cuba: Dependency, Nationalism and Revolution
13. Argentina: The Long Decline
14. Chile: Democracy, Revolution and Dictatorship
15. Identity and Modernity: Literary and Cultural Developments II
Part Four: Towards a New Era
16. Globalization and Reform: An Overview
Statistical Appendix
Further Reading
Glossary of Key Terms
Index of Subjects
Index of Names
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About Edwin Williamson

Edwin Williamson is the King Alfonso XIII Professor Emeritus of Spanish Studies at the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He had previously held the Forbes Chair of Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He has held academic posts at Trinity College, Dublin and Birkbeck College, University of London and has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of Sao Paulo. His most recent book is Borges: A Life.
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