Patria mestiza: A invenção do passado nacional mexicano (séculos XVIII e XIX) is a robust, well-done, well-documented, and state-of-the-art work regarding the by now large literature on the origins and development of Mexico's nationalist narratives and motifs. Starting with the pioneer works by John L. Phelan, Benjamin Keen, Edmundo O'Gorman, Josefina Vázquez, Jacques Lafaye, David Brading, and Charles Hale, this literature has grown exponentially, incorporating not only the original intellectual history and history of ideas approaches but also innovative histories of visual culture, language, cartography, gender, and race. Using as a pivot of analysis Francisco Javier Clavijero — in constant connection with Servando Teresa de Mier, Alexander von Humboldt, and the collective of historians around México a través de los siglos — Professor Fernandes examines words, monuments, images, structures, and maps from the seventeenth to the late nineteenth century. Indeed, this is...
Book Review|August 01 2014
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Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo; Patria mestiza: A invenção do passado nacional mexicano (séculos XVIII e XIX). Hispanic American Historical Review 1 August 2014; 94 (3): 498–499. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-2694436
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