A Companion to Mexican Studies

A Companion to Mexican Studies

Peter Standish

Paperback
$34.95
Hardback
$99.00

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Overview

Overview

A comprehensive guide to the evolution of the major creative aspects of Mexican culture from pre-Columbian times to the present.
This Companion volume 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 one of the divisions of the University of North Carolina system.

Details

8 colour, 6 black and white, 1 line illustrations
244 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Monografias A
Paperback, 9781855662148, March 2010
Hardback, 9781855661349, November 2006
Library eBook
Tamesis Books
BIC JFC, 1KLCM, 2AB, 3J
BISAC ART015000
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Table of Contents

Mesoamerica - Peter Standish
Cultures and Conquest - Peter Standish
Colonial Mexico - Peter Standish
From Independence to the Early Twentieth Century - Peter Standish
The Revolution and Since - Peter Standish
Closing Words - Peter Standish
Conclusion - Peter Standish

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