A History from Its Earliest Times
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
270 Pages | 6 x 9 | 23 illus., 2 maps
Although the book does not shrink from today’s urgent issues—including public violence, environmental challenges, public health problems, and struggles with diversity—historian Terry Rugeley underscores the many important accomplishments of the Mexican people over time, balancing political crises with genuine triumphs. Along with matters political and military, Epic Mexico addresses the development of the arts, including literature, music, and cinema. The volume also keeps an eye on the nation’s long and often problematic relationship with its neighbor to the north.
Though concise, Epic Mexico presents an inclusive portrait of Mexican history and society, exploring the varied roles and contributions of native ethnicities, Africans, women, immigrants, and peoples of different regional and religious orientations. It is the most thorough and thoroughly readable one-volume history of Mexico from antiquity to our day.