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Mexico

  • Pre-Colombian Citiesby Jorge Enrique Hardoy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor Jorge Hardoy poses this question and many more in his comprehensive summary of the ancient cities where Latin America's peoples lived before... more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...

  • The Transmission of Liberalism in Late Nineteenth-Century Mexicoby Charles A. Hale

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    A leading intellectual historian of Latin America here examines the changing political ideas of the Mexican intellectual and quasi-governmental elite during the period of ideological consensus from the victory of Benito Juárez of 1867 into the 1890s. Looking at Mexican political thought in a comparative Western context, Charles Hale fully describes... more...

  • Porfirio Diazby Paul Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally... more...

  • Dreaming of Dry Landby Vera Candiani

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Not long after the conquest, the City of Mexico's rise to become the crown jewel in the Spanish empire was compromised by the lakes that surrounded it. Their increasing propensity to overflow destroyed wealth and alarmed urban elites, who responded with what would become the most transformative and protracted drainage project in the early modern America?the... more...

  • Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexicoby Javier Villa-Flores; Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico. more...

  • Drache und Federschlangeby Serge Gruzinski; Enrico Heinemann; Reinhard Tiffert

    Campus Verlag 2014; US$ 34.68

    16. August 1519: Hernán Cortés, begleitet von wenigen Hundert Soldaten, beginnt seinen Marsch nach Tenochtitlan, der Hauptstadt der Azteken. In der Folge gelingt es ihm in kürzester Zeit, das Reich Moctezumas zu erobern ? dieses welthistorische Ereignis begründet die spanische Kolonialherrschaft in Amerika. <br> 23. Januar 1520: Eine portugiesische... more...

  • The Dangerous Divideby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    How do we balance border security and America?s need for a vital workforce while continuing to provide access to the American dream? Since the attacks of 9/11, the United States has steadily ramped up security along the U.S.-Mexico border, transforming America?s legendary Southwest into a frontier of fear. Veteran journalist Peter Eichstaedt roams... more...

  • Five Letters 1519-1526by Hernando Cortés

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'These letters, well edited tell of a great conqueror, fighting for God and his king, and reveal the might proportions of the truly Elizabethan character that was Hernando Cortés.' Times Literary Supplement. Cortés's letters to the Emperor from Mexico are half-letters, half-despatches. The letters were all written between... more...

  • Fire & Bloodby T. R. Fehrenbach

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The author of many critically acclaimed books, military historian T.R. Fehrenbach provides the reader with this exciting and timely history of the territory that is today known as Mexico. His book sweeps us from the great civilizations of the Olmecs and the Aztecs to the Spanish settlers who brutally claimed the land for their own, and from the political... more...