Unparalleled in scope and written for the traveler, student, and expert alike, this collection offers a guide to the history and culture of Mexico including its difficult, uneven modernization; the ways the country has been profoundly shaped by Mexicans and those outside its borders; and the economic, political, and ideological power of the Roman Catholic Church. 91 illustrations.
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For any journey through Mexican history, politics, social movements, and popular culture, travelers should start with this fascinating collection. Expertly edited and translated, each document adds to the rich landscape and each is cogently introduced to the reader. The perfect source book for any college course on Mexico from the Aztecs and Mayas to the 21st century.--John H. Coatsworth, Harvard University