This title traces 500 years of history from the time of Columbus and the Spanish Conquest to the present day. It shows how the turbulent modernization which started in the eighteenth century continued into the twentieth century.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Edwin Williamson is the King Alfonso XIII Chair of Spanish at Oxford University. His other book, Borges: A Life was also published by Penguin.From Library Journal:
Penguin has contributed numerous useful works in its Latin American series, and this comprehensive, historical survey of the region is no exception. Williamson (Univ. of Edinburgh) has accomplished a nearly impossible task: He has produced a lucid, objective interpretation for the nonspecialist reader. The book is organized topically, rather than by country, and the author wisely selected regional examples of his major themes, rather than attempting a detailed analysis of each country. The work ends with an unusual exploration of literature and culture in relation to identity and modernization, followed by a helpful bibliographic essay. Highly recommended for most libraries.
- Roderic A. Camp, Latin American Ctr., Tulane Univ., New Orleans, La.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Sep 07, 1993. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # HX-5V52-NM89
Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140125590
Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140125590
Book Description Penguin Books, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140125590
Book Description Penguin, 1992. Brossura. Book Condition: nuovo. senza sovraccoperta. prima edizione. Bookseller Inventory # SC014
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140125590 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0961620