A Traveller's History of Mexico
The Traveller's History series is designed for travellers who want more historical background on the country they are visiting than can be found in a tour guide. Each volume offers a complete and authoritative history of the country from the earliest times up to the present. A Gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text pin-points the historical importance of sights and towns.
Illustrated with maps and line drawings, this literate and lively series makes ideal before-you-go reading, and is just as handy tucked into suitcase or backpack.
A Traveller's History of Mexico offers a complete and expert history of the country from the earliest times right through to the present. It tells the colorful story of a nation full of life and vigor with a many-layered cultural heritage.
Kenneth Pearce begins with life before the major civilizations of the area took hold then shows the growth of the first elite groups of the Olmecs and Mayans; their culture was finally subsumed into the mighty Aztec Empire which, in its turn, was tragically ended by the arrival of Cortes and might of Spain. The crushing burden of colonial rule driven by greed and oppression leads to further unrest for many centuries. The 19th-century War of Independence finally leads to the founding of the Mexican Republic. The author ends his survey with a portrait of the country facing the new millennium with a rising population and problems with drugs and corruption.
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Review: A Traveller's History of MexicoUser Review - Allison - Goodreads
My first introduction to the 'Traveller's History" series. A great introduction to Mexico's history, culture and politics. Read full review
Review: A Traveller's History of MexicoUser Review - Jamaica Hale - Goodreads
this is a good book for reviewing and brushing up on the history of mexico, but not reccommended for a new learner, although it is short and sweet. the editing, however, leaves quite a lot to be ... Read full review
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