MARK A. BURKHOLDER, LYMAN L. JOHNSON
Title: Colonial Latin America
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA January 1994
0195080890 / 9780195080896
Seller ID: 20090825160723
Now featuring scholarship published since the first edition, revised lists of recommended readings that include important books published since 1988, and appendices of rulers of Spain and Portugal, this lively, very readable history provides a concise yet comprehensive study of the Iberian colonies in the New World from the pre-conquest background through European exploration, conquest, and colonization, to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. As before, numerous photographs and maps lend immediacy to the narrative, and biographical examples of both conqueror and conquered illustrate colonial life. Clear and engaging, this extremely well-balanced book is invaluable for anyone who wants to learn about Latin America's colonial legacy and difficult transition into the modern era.