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The Penguin History Of Latin America

The Penguin History Of Latin America

New Edition

  • Author: Edwin Williamson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141937440
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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Now fully updated to 2009, this acclaimed history of Latin America tells its turbulent story from Columbus to Chavez. Beginning with the Spanish and Portugese conquests of the New World, it takes in centuries of upheaval, revolution and modernization up to the present day, looking in detail at Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Cuba, and gives an overview of the cultural developments that have made Latin America a source of fascination for the world. 'A first-rate work of history ... His cool, scholarly gaze and synthesizing intelligence demystify a part of the world peculiarly prone to myth-making ... This book covers an enormous amount of ground, geographically and culturally' Tony Gould, Independent on Sunday

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

  • Author: George Pendle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 258
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The Penguin History of the World

The Penguin History of the World

6th edition

  • Author: J M Roberts,Odd Arne Westad
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141968729
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1280
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This is a completely new and updated edition of J. M. Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller The Penguin History of the World. For generations of readers The Penguin History of the World has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West. About the authors: J.M. Roberts, CBE, published The Penguin History of the World in 1976 to immediate acclaim. His other major books include The Paris Commune from the Right, The Triumph of the West (which was also a successful television series), The Penguin History of Europe and The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century. He died in 2003. Odd Arne Westad, FBA, is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics. He has published fifteen books on modern and contemporary international history, among them The Global Cold War, which won the Bancroft Prize, and Decisive Encounters, a standard history of the Chinese civil war. He also served as general co-editor of the Cambridge History of the Cold War. Reviews 'A work of outstanding breadth of scholarship and penetrating judgements. There is nothing better of its kind' Jonathan Sumption, Sunday Telegraph 'A stupendous achievement' A.J.P. Taylor 'A brilliant book ... the most outstanding history of the world yet written' J.H. Plumb

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Penguin History of Modern China

The Fall and Rise of a Great Power, 1850 - 2009

  • Author: Jonathan Fenby
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 014191761X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 816
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'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican and Maoist. The great merit of Jonathan Fenby's vivid account of the years since 1850 is to underline how heavily that history still weighs on the present' Rosemary Righter, The Times

The Routledge Companion to World History since 1914

The Routledge Companion to World History since 1914

  • Author: Chris Cook,John Stevenson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113428179X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 592
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The Routledge Companion to World History since 1914 is an outstanding compendium of facts and figures on World History. Fully up-to-date, reliable and clear, this volume is the indispensable source of information on a thorough range of topics such as: the Arab-Israeli conflict anti-semitism and the Holocaust all the world's major famines and natural disasters since 1914 whether all countries of the world have a king, president, prime minister or other governance GNP of the world's major states, year by year biographies of key figures civil rights movements the Vietnam War the rise of terrorism globalization. Thematically presented, the book covers topics relevant from the First World War to the Iraq war of 2003, and from post-colonial Africa to conflicts and movements in Southeast Asia. With maps, chronologies and full bibliography, this user-friendly reference work is the essential companion for students of history, politics and international relations, and for all those with an interest in world history.

In a Mere of 20 Years the Spaniards Were Forced Out from the Latin American Continent Ant the Different Colonies Gained Their Independence. How Could this Happen?

In a Mere of 20 Years the Spaniards Were Forced Out from the Latin American Continent Ant the Different Colonies Gained Their Independence. How Could this Happen?

  • Author: Renate Bagossy
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3640129474
  • Category:
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Essay from the year 2002 in the subject Romance Languages - Latin American Studies, grade: 2 (B), University College Cork (History), course: Spanish America, language: English, abstract: There were several reasons which caused the independence movement of the Latin American colonies. There was not only one reason but a whole development over decades and even centuries which led to the independent struggles. Therefore it would not be correct to start the explanation with the rebellions at the beginning of the nineteenth century but we must go back in history a great deal to find out about the backgrounds, about the reasons, why there was such a dissatisfaction, such an unhappiness in the Latin American population. There was a shutter reason but a lot of more or less small factors also played an important role. The mixture of the races led to the development of the mestizos, mulatos and zambos. The Spaniards who were born in the New World, the Creoles, were also seen as something different form Spaniards. There was constant tension between Spaniards and people who were born on the American continent. In fact the whole Spanish administration was undermined from the beginning, as the Creoles were not allowed to take part in it. The weakening of the Spanish Kings and the motherland in general also played an important role. "The American and French revolution in the late 1700s helped to ignite a revolt against European colonial powers."1 And finally the fact that at the beginning of the nineteenth century two different people (Joseph Bonaparte and Ferdinand VII) seemed to gave orders to the administration of the motherland and the colonies, which caused confusion and disagreement in South America. So the reaction on the restorment of Ferdinand as absolute monarch was not the only reason for the final rebellions at the beginning of the nineteenth century, but there were a lot of earlier tensions which by this time came to a high point.

Politics Latin America

Politics Latin America

  • Author: Gavin O'Toole
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317861949
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 768
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"This is a volume which will become invaluable to those attempting to guide the neophyte through the maze of politics in Latin America" - Journal of Latin American Studies Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its second edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region’s unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics and comparative politics.

Building Partnerships in the Americas

Building Partnerships in the Americas

A Guide for Global Health Workers

  • Author: Margo J. Krasnoff
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 161168420X
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 304
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A historical, cultural, and medical guide for those planning to do health-related work in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora

Communities of Faith in Africa and the African Diaspora

In Honor of Dr. Tite Tiénou with Additional Essays on World Christianity

  • Author: Casely B. Essamuah,David K. Ngaruiya
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630873071
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 404
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Communities of Faith is a collection of essays on the multicultural Christian spirit and practices of churches around the world, with particular attention to Africa and the African diaspora. The essays span history, theology, anthropology, ecumenism, and missiology. Readers will be treated to fresh perspectives on African Pentecostal higher education, Pentecostalism and witchcraft in East Africa, Methodist camp meetings in Ghana, Ghanaian diaspora missions in Europe and North America, gender roles in South African Christian communities, HIV/AIDS ministries in Uganda, Japanese funerary rites, enculturation and contextualization principles of mission, and many other aspects of the Christian world mission. With essays from well-known scholars as well as young and emerging men and women in academia, Communities of Faith illuminates current realities of world Christianity and contributes to the scholarship of today's worldwide Christian witness.