Waterstones A History of Latin America to 1825

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Description: The updated and enhanced third edition of A History of Latin America to 1825 presents a comprehensive narrative survey of Latin American history from the region's first human presence until the majority of Iberian colonies in America emerged as sovereign states c. 1825. This edition features new content on the history of women, gender, Africans in the Iberian colonies, and pre-Columbian peoples Includes more illustrations to aid learning: over 50 figures and photographs, several accompanied by short essays Concentrates on the colonial period and earlier, expanding coverage of the period and incorporating more social and cultural history with the political narrative Part of The Blackwell History of the World Series The goal of this ambitious series is to provide an accessible source of knowledge about the entire human past, for every curious person in every part of the world. It will comprise some two dozen volumes, of which some provide synoptic views of the history of particular regions while others consider the world as a whole during a particular period of time. The volumes are narrative in form, giving balanced attention to social and cultural history (in the broadest sense) as well as to institutional development and political change. Each provides a systematic account of a very large subject, but they are also both imaginative and interpretative. The Series is intended to be accessible to the widest possible readership, and the accessibility of its volumes is matched by the style of presentation and production.

 

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Author: Dr. Pekka M. A. Pitkanen

Rating: 5

Review: Having just finished reading this book, I would rate it very highly. I was previously familiar with the indigenous peoples of South America and had heard about Cortez and Pizarro and about mix of indigenes, whites and blacks in Latin America, and bits and pieces here and there. This book really narrated to me how everything happened and why in a truly splendid synthesis, of course as ever keeping in mind that it is a book by a single historian(or two). It was a real page turner, especially for the 15th-16th centuries. The world really does not look quite the same after reading this book. I would rate it as one among the best factual based books I have read, and I have read quite a few. Very highly recommended. Also includes a nice set of notes and pointers for further reading on the subject.

 

Author: Lora

Rating: 3

Review: Extensive history book. Goes into extreme detail about Latin American history. I bought this book for an upper division history class. This book is more difficult to read than some others. Author is very heavy handed at presenting information. You have to really like history and be a very good reader to appreciate, otherwise it will be like swimming through oatmeal. Author also frequently repeats himself throughout the book. Could be better organized either chronologically or by subject. Author jumps through time and back again randomly. Overall, very good information. I will keep on my shelf.

 

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