La presencia del pasado

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Tusquests Editores Mexico, S.A. de C.V., 2005 - Mexico - 384 pages
Through essays and images, this book tells of the different ways in which Mexico's past (the pre-Hispanic period, the conquest, the evangelization and the viceroyalty) was seen during the passionate, dramatic nineteenth century. It is a history peopled alike by the great figures of history and the humble heroes of historiography who were in charge of recovering the historical writings and documents of the country.

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Enrique Krauze was born in Mexico City, Mexico on September 16, 1947. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the UNAM and a doctorate in history from El Colegio de México. He is a documentary filmmaker, historian, and author. His works include a series of short biographies of Mexican leaders such as Emiliano Zapata, Francisco Villa and Porfirio Diaz, as well as the book Mexico: Biography of Power. He is the editor of a magazine called Letras Libres. He has written for several publications including the New York Times, The New Republic, Dissent, and The Washington Post.

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