Triumphs and Tragedy: A History of the Mexican People

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1993 - History - 512 pages
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Winner of a Commonwealth gold medal for Nonfiction and lauded as one of the five best history books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, this epic history of Mexico tells the story of that country's tumultuous origin and development--from its Olmec, Aztec, and Mayan heritage to its present-day incarnation as a dependent, struggling and economically unstable modern country. The history of Mexico, writes Ram n Eduardo Ruiz, one of our most distinguished Mexicanists, is one long tragedy intermittently punctuated by triumph.
 

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TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDY: A History of the Mexican People

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The year 1992 is a time of agonizing reappraisals. Columbus was a louse. The Spanish Conquest of Mexico was, according to Ruiz (History/Univ. of Cal. at San Diego), a ``fortune hunt.'' All very well ... Read full review

Triumphs and tragedy: a history of the Mexican people

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Ruiz, who has authored other works on Mexico, provides a broad, sweeping narrative of Mexican history from pre-Colombian times to the present. He achieves a highly readable work, set to the theme of ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
38
Section 3
54
Section 4
74
Section 5
93
Section 6
113
Section 7
133
Section 8
144
Section 13
242
Section 14
255
Section 15
269
Section 16
291
Section 17
314
Section 18
339
Section 19
364
Section 20
386

Section 9
166
Section 10
186
Section 11
205
Section 12
220
Section 21
410
Section 22
430
Section 23
444
Section 24
467

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About the author (1993)

Ramón Eduardo Ruíz is a professor in the history department at the University of California San Diego at La Jolla.

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