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Mexican Soundings: Essays in Honour of David A. Brading

Mexican Soundings: Essays in Honour of David A. Brading (Paperback)

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David Brading is one of the foremost historians of Latin America in the United Kingdom. The essays in this volume convey the enduring nature of many of the questions raised by his work. They reflect the wide range of his interests: from Mexican Baroque and post-Tridentine Catholicism to studies of the dynamics of state building in nineteenth- century Mexico and of the problem of Mexican national identity. The contributions represent a wide chronological spread from the late seventeenth century to the twentieth century, as well as geographical diversity (Mexico City, Queretaro, and Puebla).Part I comprises an autobiographical essay by David Brading, an appreciation of him by Enrique Florescano, and an historiographical assessment of Brading's work by Eric Van Young. Part II gathers together six essays by former students (Susan Deans-Smith and Ellen Gunnarsdottir) and colleagues (Brian Hamnett, Marta Garcia Urgarte, Guy Thomson, and Alan Knight).David A. Brading recently retired from a chair in history at the University of Cambridge, UK where he directed the Latin American Centre. He is the author of dozens of articles and a number of widely praised volumes, including The First America: The Spanish Monarchy, Creole Patriots, and the Liberal State, 1492-1867 (Cambridge University Press, 1991).

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryHistory: theory & methodsHistoriographyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the AmericasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: Institute for Latin American Studies Publication Date: 20/03/2007 ISBN-13: 9781900039727  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Susan Deans-Smith is an associate professor of Latin American studies at the University of Texas, USA.Eric Van Young is a professor of history at the University of California San Diego, USA.

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