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Imprevisibles Historias

Author: Edmundo O'Gorman
Publisher: Fondo De Cultura Economica USA
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El presente adquiere mayor claridad si conocemos nuestro pasado, si al interpretarlo lo encarnamos y con ese conocimiento conformamos una filosof a, una raz n cuya meta es la felicidad. As lo observa Eugenia Meyer en este libro que presenta las se as particulares de un autor, su obra y su legado: el historiador Edumundo O'gorman, de quien recupera buena parte de sus textos, hasta ahora dispersos. Los ensayos introductorias y los comentarios al pie de p gina conducir n al lector por el mundo y legado de uno de los escritores mexicanos m s importantes del siglo XX.

What Is The History Of The Book

Author: James Raven
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509523219
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James Raven, a leading historian of the book, offers a fresh and accessible guide to the global study of the production, dissemination and reception of written and printed texts across all societies and in all ages. Students, teachers, researchers and general readers will benefit from the book's investigation of the subject's origins, scope and future direction. Based on original research and a wide range of sources, What is the History of the Book? shows how book history crosses disciplinary boundaries and intersects with literary, historical, media, library, conservation and communications studies. Raven uses examples from around the world to explore different traditions in bibliography, palaeography and manuscript studies. He analyses book history's growing global ambition and demonstrates how the study of reading practices opens up new horizons in social history and the history of knowledge. He shows how book history is contributing to debates about intellectual and popular culture, colonialism and the communication of ideas. The first global, accessible introduction to the field of book history from ancient to modern times, What is the History of the Book? is essential reading for all those interested in one of society's most important cultural artefacts.

The Catholic Church And Power Politics In Latin America

Author: Emelio Betances
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742555051
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The Catholic Church acted as a mediator during social and political change in several Latin American countries from the 1960s through the 1990s: the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Although the Catholic clergy was called to mediate in political crises in all five countries, in the Dominican Republic the Church's role as mediator was eventually institutionalized. A historical examination of church-state relations and case study of the Dominican Republic leads into important regional comparisons that broaden our understanding of the Catholic Church in the whole of Latin America.

The Theft Of History

Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107394708
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In The Theft of History Jack Goody builds on his own previous work to extend further his highly influential critique of what he sees as the pervasive Eurocentric or occidentalist biases of so much western historical writing and the consequent 'theft' by the West of the achievements of other cultures in the invention of (notably) democracy, capitalism, individualism and love. Goody, one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists, raises questions about theorists, historians and methodology and proposes a new comparative approach to cross-cultural analysis which allows for more scope in examining history than an East versus West style.

History Rhetoric And Proof

Author: Carlo Ginzburg
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874519334
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One of the world's leading historians delivers a pathbreaking analysis of truth and rhetoric in the writing of history.

Sifters

Author: Theda Perdue
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198030034
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In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women's history, offers a rich collection of biographical essays on Native American women. From Pocahontas, a Powhatan woman of the seventeenth century, to Ada Deer, the Menominee woman who headed the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1990s, the essays span four centuries. Each one recounts the experiences of women from vastly different cultural traditions--the hunting and gathering of Kumeyaay culture of Delfina Cuero, the pueblo society of San Ildefonso potter Maria Martinez, and the powerful matrilineal kinship system of Molly Brant's Mohawks. Contributors focus on the ways in which different women have fashioned lives that remain firmly rooted in their identity as Native women. Perdue's introductory essay ties together the themes running through the biographical sketches, including the cultural factors that have shaped the lives of Native women, particularly economic contributions, kinship, and belief, and the ways in which historical events, especially in United States Indian policy, have engendered change.

Resisting Categories Latin American And Or Latino

Author: Mari Carmen Ramirez
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300146973
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"This anthology of more than 165 seminal writings by influential twentieth- and twenty-first century artists and critics who explore and challenge complex definitions of what it means to be 'Latin American' or 'Latino' is designed to be an indispensable tool for the study of Latin American and Latino art"--

The Senses Of Modernism

Author: Sara Danius
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488009
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In The Senses of Modernism, Sara Danius develops a radically new theoretical and historical understanding of high modernism. The author analyses works by Mann, Proust and Joyce as narratives of the sweeping changes that affected high and low culture.