The Oxford History of Mexico

Michael C. Meyer


The Oxford History of Mexico

The Oxford History of Mexico

  • Title: The Oxford History of Mexico
  • Author: Michael C. Meyer
  • ISBN: 9780195112283
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover



Mexico is a country of fascinating contrasts glorious history and tumultuous politics, extraordinary culture and desperate poverty, ancient traditions and rapid modernization Yet despite the growing curiosity about Mexico due to increased trade and commerce, mostly resulting from NAFTA, as well as increased tourism and immigration, there is presently no up to date, accesMexico is a country of fascinating contrasts glorious history and tumultuous politics, extraordinary culture and desperate poverty, ancient traditions and rapid modernization Yet despite the growing curiosity about Mexico due to increased trade and commerce, mostly resulting from NAFTA, as well as increased tourism and immigration, there is presently no up to date, accessible history of Mexico for general readers The Oxford History of Mexico, edited by Michael Meyer and William Beezley is a comprehensive, lucidly written, and fully current narrative history by twenty of the most esteemed historians of Mexico writing today Drawing on radical changes in scholarship on Mexico over the past 15 years,TheOxford History of Mexicocovers all aspects of the rich history of Mexico from precolonial times to the present Exploring politics, religion, technology, modernization, ethnicity, colonialism, ecology, the arts, mass media, and popular culture, The Oxford History of Mexico provides a wealth of information for all readers interested in this remarkable country Fully illustrated, with black and white photos throughout and a sixteen page color insert, suggestions for future reading, an index, and a glossary, this is the fullest and most engaging history of Mexico available today.


Recent Comments "The Oxford History of Mexico"

An excellent and fairly comprehensive account for anyone wanting to know more about the often overlooked history of Mexico. It could, however, do with more about the non-white experience in the later years and something about gay history. The last two articles are the weakest and often read like general articles on neo-liberalism and pop culture, into which have been sprinkled a few Mexican examples. A minor irritation is that, despite being an Oxford History, many of the writers are American (p [...]

Reading this quickly became more chore than pleasure. Very dry. Rather than the work of a single author, this book's chapters were written by different scholars with expertise in different areas of Mexican history. I had a couple of problems with this. First, it made for a disjointed narrative, which failed to develop overarching themes within that country's history. Second, most of the authors chose to narrowly focus their chapters on fairly specific aspects of the time periods they covered, wh [...]

A good and detailed account of the often troublesome and yet very interesting history of Mexico, starting at the times just before the Spaniards arrived. The book is very readable and there are no distracting footnotes.


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