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The Penguin History of Latin America By Edwin Williamson

The Penguin History of Latin America
by Edwin Williamson

Traces 500 years of history from the time of Columbus and the Spanish Conquest onwards. This title shows how the turbulent modernization which started in the eighteenth century continued into the twentieth century.
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The Penguin History of Latin America by Edwin Williamson

This title traces 500 years of history from the time of Columbus and the Spanish Conquest to the present day. It shows how the turbulent modernization which started in the eighteenth century continued into the twentieth century.

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About Edwin Williamson


Edwin Williamson is the King Alfonso XIII Chair of Spanish at Oxford University. His other book, Borges: A Life was also published by Penguin.

Table of Contents


Part 1 The age of empire: discovery and conquest; Indians and Iberians; Spain in America; the Spanish Indies; colonial Brazil. Part 2 The challenge of the modern world: reform, crisis and independence; the quest of order - conservatives and liberals in the 19th century; civilization and cultural barbarism - literary and cultural development 1. Part 3 The 20th century: nationalism and development - an overview; Mexico - revoluion and stability; Brazil - order and progress; Cuba - dependency, nationalism and revolution; Argentina - the long decline; Chile - democaracy, revolution and dictatorship; identity and modernity - literary and cultural development 2.

Additional information

GOR001243953
The Penguin History of Latin America by Edwin Williamson
Edwin Williamson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-01-28
640
0140125590
9780140125597
N/A
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