Víctor Alba

1 Mexico: A History

Author : Víctor Alba
Genre :  Latin America  Books  History 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2017-09-22
Description :  The early European explorers were astonished at the immensity of Mexico. They were equally baffled by the customs, language, and society of the people they encountered. A surprise awaited the visitors beyond every mountain pass, for in a land in which travel was so difficult, the native inhabitants had developed vastly different lifestyles. Historians and archeologists remain uncertain as to the origins of the earliest settlers or exactly when they arrived, but they had been living there for thousands of years before being "discovered" by the Spaniards.<br /><br /> Fortunately for historians, some Spanish explorers recorded what they saw, even while Spanish armies were annihilating the native population and destroying the indigenous culture - tearing down temples, burning religious objects, melting down precious metal artifacts. And amidst the slaughter, Spanish friars continued their mission to convert the natives to Christianity, by whatever means.<br /><br /> Here from noted journalist Victor Alba is the dramatic story of Mexico - from the Aztecs and Mayas to the age of viceroys and the Mexican Revolution. The country evolved through decades of civil wars and revolution, one government toppled then another until finally, a modern nation-state emerged. It's a history as vast and varied as the country itself.

2 Revista Polemica 101

Author : Víctor Alba, Lily Litvak, Antonio Téllez, Frank Mintz, Diego Abad de Santillán, Octavio Alberola, Ramón Álvarez, Rudolf de Jong, Horacio M. Prieto, José Peirats, Felipe Alaiz, Ramón J. Sender, Fernando Savater & Francisco Carrasquer
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Arts & Entertainment  Art & Architecture  Business & Personal Finance  Finance  Philosophy 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2012-01-24
Description :  Un pequeño experimento para valorar la viabilidad de la revista como publicación electrónica, en este caso en el formato iBook

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