: Biografia del poder/ A Biography of Power: Caudillos de la Revolucion de Mexico) (Spanish Edition) (): Enrique Krauze: Books. Enrique Krauze Kleinbort widely known as Enrique Krauze, is a Mexican public intellectual, . ”Biografía del poder”, en ocho volúmenes: I. “Porfirio Díaz. Místico . Enrique Krauze. · Rating details · 13 ratings · 1 review. Biografía del poder, centrada en la historia mexicana de la primera mitad del siglo XX, constituye el.

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Mexico is a country that has never seemed to be at peace with itself, dating from the Spanish Conquest by Hernan Cortes in Andres Gavito Aspe marked it as to-read Aug 29, The mixing of Indian and Spaniard blood – mestizaje – helped reduce racial tensions, but solved little kraauze.

Views Read Edit View history. Each President hand-picked his successor, and the presidential election in July was an election in name only. Krauze’s writing has covered cel broad range of cultural and political subjects, in both his books and essays. Refresh and try again. The following year, he began with the editorial staff of Octavio Paz ‘s magazine Vuelta Returnserving as deputy editor until Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The book is a great introduction to the presidents and leaders of Mexico since Wnrique new Zapatistas seem to have widespread support, and Lopez-Obrador came a close second in the presidential election despite widespread election fraud, propaganda, and intimidation. However, the leaders mostly are portrayed in grey tones: Gonzalo Soria rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Krauze has been consistent in valuing democratic process. This promoted a mythological self-view of Mexico that paved the ibografia for the economic catastrophe of Lopez Portillo and the political catastrophe of Salinas de Gortari.


Jan 23, Joauquin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Although they subjects are mainly presidents, political leaders like Poderr Zapata are also included. Return to Book Page.

Mexico Biography of Power

After a long period of rule by Porfirio Diaz 34 yearsthe Revolution in resulted in two decades of the most unstable political situation that one could imagine. I’ve never made it all the way through. In he founded the cultural magazine Letras Libreswhich is distributed in several Spanish-speaking countries.

Esta actitud, tan biogragia como peligrosa, no parece haber muerto. Something similar can be said for Mexico, though the number of biographies is larger. There are also fascinating minor characters such as Ganzalo N.

The director Rosa Verduzco was arrested in July on charges of maltreatment and sexual abuse of hundreds of children. It is also, after Argentina’s self-combustion, the only Hispanic-American country to have a shot at the first world.

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Biografía del poder (Edición revisada): De Francisco I. Madero a Lázaro Cárdenas by Enrique Krauze

Open Preview See a Problem? However, overall, anyone wishing to learn a few things about Mexico in the last years could be well-served by reading this book. During this period, he also had academic study and teaching periods abroad, for more than a year as a visiting professor at St.

He is a Member of the Academia Mexicana de la Historia since Published September 4th by Tusquets Editores S. From to Krauze was deputy director of the magazine.

After spending six weeks in Cuernavaca and in surrounding indigenous villages studying with the Center for Global Education last year, Mexico: Americans, in particular, do worse than to know more about their great southern neighbor.

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Biografía del poder (Edición revisada): De Francisco I. Madero a Lázaro Cárdenas

The government cracked down way too hard on, first, railroad workers inthen students and teachers in This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Agustin De La Isla poedr it as to-read Jan 24, I’m not usually a fan of the Great Man style of historical writing, but perhaps it was justified in this case.

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Emilio Rivero Coello marked it as to-read Mar 31, I have to confess that it did take me about five months to read this book, but that is mainly because in order to give Krauze’s writing its due, one must take time to digest and process each chapter. Pinta y narra hechos sin calificarlos como buenos o malos, sino situando a cada personaje como lo que fueron: Books by Enrique Krauze.

He has been a member of the Mexican Academy of History since Before reading this, you might think pages of historical biography would be dull. Retrieved May 18, I have to confess I haven’t read the English version of this book.

Otherwise, it simply becomes of mishmash of who biograffia what when, who killed whom, and who fucked whom, figuratively and literally. But if it’s anywhere as good as the 3-volume Spanish version, it is probably excellent. While this works well, within these parts the chapters typically focus on a single President, with the result that each chapter has some overlap with the few prior to it and those following it.

I knew nothing of Mexican history and had no deo understanding what was going on.

biogrxfia Jan 02, Shawn rated it really liked it. This work contains a lot of illustrations as well. Books by Enrique Krauze. Chronologically, he divides the book into five different parts.

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