Mexico: Biogaphy of Power

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Harper Collins, Apr 9, 2013 - 896 páginas
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The concentration of power in the caudillo (leader) is as much a formative element of Mexican culture and politics as the historical legacy of the Aztec emperors, Cortez, the Spanish Crown, the Mother Church and the mixing of the Spanish and Indian population into a mestizo culture. Krauze shows how history becomes biography during the century of caudillos from the insurgent priests in 1810 to Porfirio and the Revolution in 1910. The Revolutionary era, ending in 1940, was dominated by the lives of seven presidents -- Madero, Zapata, Villa, Carranza, Obregon, Calles and Cardenas. Since 1940, the dominant power of the presidency has continued through years of boom and bust and crisis. A major question for the modern state, with today's president Zedillo, is whether that power can be decentralized, to end the cycles of history as biographies of power.

 

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MEXICO: BIOGRAPHY OF POWER: A History of Modern Mexico, 1810-1996

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A vigorous, detailed history of Mexican politics, concentrating on the 19th and 20th centuries, and more particularly on the men who have contested for control of the nation. Journalist and historian ... Leer comentario completo

Mexico: biography of power: a history of modern Mexico, 1810-1996

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Krauze is a well-known Mexican literary and historical author who has worked with and written for the important Mexican magazine Vuelta since its inception. His well-translated work, originally ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

The Grito
11
Revolution
21
The Legacy of Cortés
40
The Mestizo Family
51
The Spanish Crown
60
The Mother Church
68
The Insurgent Priests
91
The Collapse of the Creoles
119
The Administrator
601
The Orator
625
The Advocate of Order
665
The Decline of the System
733
The Preacher
739
26
749
The Gambler
753
Lost Opportunities
762

The Indian Shepherd and the Austrian Archduke
152
The Triumph of the Mestizo
205
The Revolution
239
The Apostle of Democracy
245
The Born Anarchist
274
Between Angel and Iron
305
Nationalism and the Constitution
334
Alvaro Obregénz Death and the General
374
Reform from the Roots
404
The Missionary General
438
The Modern State
481
The Gentleman President
491
The Businessman President and the System
526
The Man Who Would Be King
770
The Theater of History
779
SOURCE NOTES
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233
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312
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INDEX
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465
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Enrique Krauze is the author of twenty books, including Mexico: Biography of Power. He has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, Dissent magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Review of Books. Krauze lives in Mexico City.

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