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The Penguin History of Latin America

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Informationen zum Autor 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 . Klappentext 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 Zusammenfassung 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 Inhaltsverzeichnis 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 Maps Glossary of Key Terms Index of Subjects Index of Names ...

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