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- DescriptionWhen the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves as urban lords. Latin American cities then became synymous with Spanish power and all of its privileged attributes: political authority, ecclesiastical activity, commerce, finance, and conspicuous consumption. This volume represents some of the most enduring reflections on the Latin American city. All of the essays were written by public officials, journalists, and social commentators, among others, who participated actively in the affairs of the cities they so perceptively describe. The collection offers critical analyses spanning hundreds of years, beginning with the era of the conquistadores in Techtitl*n and continuing to the deafening bustle of today's urban crowds in Mexico City. Professors Gilbert Joseph and Mark Szuchman offer translations of classic pieces by writers previously little kwn to Western audiences: Cobo, GarcIa, Santos Vilhena, and Leite de Barros.
- PublisherScholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
- Date of Publication01/10/1995
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleJaguar Books on Latin America
- Series Part/Volume Number9
- Place of PublicationDenver
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight335 g
- Width152 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byGilbert M. Joseph,Mark D. Szuchman
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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