Writing Mexican History

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This collection brings together a group of important and influential essays on Mexican history and historiography by Eric Van Young, a leading scholar in the field. The essays, several of which appear here in English for the first time, are primarily historiographical; that is, they address the ways in which separate historical literatures have developed over time. They cover a wide range of topics: the historiography of the colonial and nineteenth-century Mexican and Latin American countryside; historical writing in English on the history of colonial Mexico; British, American, and Mexican historical writing on the Mexican Independence movement; the methodology of regional and cultural history; and the relationship of cultural to economic history. Some of the essays have been and will continue to be controversial, while others--for example, those on studies of the Mexican hacienda since 1980, on the theory and method of regional history, and on the new cultural history of Mexico--are widely considered classics of the genre.

Author: Eric Van Young
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published: 03/14/2012
Pages: 350
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.80d
ISBN13: 9780804768610
ISBN10: 0804768617
BISAC Categories:
- History | Latin America | Mexico
- History | Historiography
- History | Essays

About the Author
Eric Van Young is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. His works include The Other Rebellion: Popular Violence, Ideology, and the Struggle for Mexican Independence, 1810-1821 (Stanford University Press, 2001; recipient of the Bolton-Johnson Prize).

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