This is a translation of a volume originally published in Italian in 2003 by one of Europe's most eminent historians of Latin America. Professor of history at both the University of Turin and the Colegio de México, Marcello Carmagnani has spent some 40 years in the historiographical wars of Latin American history. Already writing overviews of Latin American history almost four decades ago — he has written or edited eight works on the general history of Latin American areas — Carmagnani has also made important contributions to more focused debates on topics such as the colonial mining industry and ethnic politics; the nature of feudalism and the great estate; and fiscal systems and comparative regionalism. The Other West seems intended as a culmination of these achievements, attempting to interpret Latin America's history since 1492 in just 283 pages of text with no...

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