: 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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Apr 01, Christopher rated it it was amazing. Isabel FCQ marked it as to-read Apr 22, I found it interesting due to the continual struggle for power that has marked the country since its Revolution. I came away from that course being somewhat shocked at how screwed up Mexico kraue due to all of the above. Juan is currently reading it May 20, Biography podeg Power] will stand for many years as the standard history of postcolonial Mexico.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The revolution of could have resulted in the destruction of the hacienda system and a genuinely democratic society, but turned instead into an institutionalized version of the Porfirio Diaz regime, giving only lip service to land and labor reform but existing in reality primarily to serve the interests of the ruling classes. In the shelter La Gran Familia in Michoacan was raided, and officials revealed the children were kept in inhumane conditions, having to sleep on the floor and beg for alms in the street.

I studied Canadian and French history as a undergraduate but never took any courses dealing with Mexico thus my perspective on this book is formed by having read one other survey history of Mexico and several novels by Carlos Fuentes.


Mexican history is littered with uprisings, revolts, massacres, egomaniacs, backstabbing, corruption, incompetence, and – most of all – blood. At the outset we are set down in the midst of the celebration in Mexico City of the centennial of the War for Independence, a magnificent celebration orchestrated by President Porfirio Diaz in September Mexico is a country that has never seemed to be at peace with itself, dating from the Spanish Conquest by Hernan Cortes in Krauze provides just enough background information to keep novices like “Mexico: He has recieved a great number of prizes among them: In his work one can view the greater trends of Mexican history, and understand how a country may be both statist and hospitable to private business, officially anti-clerical but deeply religious, often in unorthodox ways, extremely violent but highly cultured, with an often radical foreign policy that belied a very conservative political culture.

Mexico Biography of Power by Enrique Krauze

Where has it worked vs. And Krauze is a great place to start. Krauze does a remarkable job of blending the sociopolitical elements of Mexico with folkloric storytelling that gives character and depth to the men unfortunately rarely, if ever, to women in the machismo patriarchal context of Mexican history placed in precarious positions of power in tenuous moments throughout the country’s history.

But these fears indicate that all North Americans should be interested in Mexico. The climax of the book–not the end, folks, the climax –is the slaughter of hundreds of students–nobody yet knows the number–in Plaza de Tlatelolco in that incredible year worldwide, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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I personally knew nothing of the spiritualist Francisco I. Hernan marked it as to-read Oct 23, He has written numerous books about the Mexican Enfique and leading figures in Mexican history, as well as economic analysis of the nation’s history. The following year, he began with the editorial staff of Octavio Paz ‘s magazine Vuelta Returnserving as deputy editor until Jan 23, Joauquin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There have been so many opportunities for real social change squandered by leaders who became intoxicated with power and by those who refused to exercise power I read this book to get a biogratia overview of Mexican history, and was not disappointed.

Published September 4th by Tusquets Editores S. Oumar Deybit rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Feb 11, Charlie Webster rated it it was amazing. Books by Enrique Krauze.

This biography provides information about the leaders of Mexico from He is a Member of the Academia Mexicana de la Historia since Jos Monreal rated it really liked podef Dec 22, I once again have that same feel Almost twenty years ago, when I was in college, I remember taking a history course on Modern Mexico.