A Companion to Mexican Studies

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Peter Standish
Tamesis, Jan 1, 2006 - Art - 225 pages
This most recent of the Tamesis Companion series traces the evolution of the major creative aspects of Mexican culture from pre-Columbian times to the present. Dealing in turn with the cultures of Mesoamerica, the colonial period, the onset of independence and the modern era, the author explores Aztec arts, the role of the performing arts in the process of evangelisation, manifestations of cultural dependence, of the search for national identity, and the struggle for modernity, drawing examples from such diverse activities as architecture, painting, music, dance, literature, film and media. There is also a brief account of the distinctive characteristics of Mexican Spanish. Maps, a chronology, a bibliographical essay and a lengthy bibliography round off this comprehensive guide, making it an indispensable research tool for those seriously interested in Mexican culture. Peter Standish is Professor of Spanish at East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina.

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Contents

Cultures and Conquest
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Part of the baroque interior of the Templo del Sagrado Corazon at
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From Independence to the Early Twentieth Century
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PETER STANDISH is Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures at East Carolina University and the author of numerous works on Latin America and Mexico, including co-authoring "Culture and Customs of Mexico" (Greenwood, 2004), as well as serving as the series editor for Greenwood's Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean series.

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