Mexico: From Montezuma to NAFTA, Chiapas, and Beyond
In this fascinating thousand-year history of America's controversial and rapidly changing neighbor, a leading expert on Latin America explains how Mexico's present and future flow directly from its past. Going well beyond analyses of recent crises, Mexico is an engrossing introduction to the Indian civilizations, the harsh rule of the Spaniards, social violence and revolution, and the country's mercurial relationship with the United States up to the present.
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The Church tried to displace the friars ... The Church benefited from conversion
and became a wealthy institution . ... Property owned by the Church was exempt
from taxation , so the colonial period witnessed great accumulation of property .
It restricted the jurisdiction of ecclesiastical courts to only ecclesiastical cases .
The second major piece of legislation was the Ley Lerdo , which prohibited
corporations such as the Church or civil communities from owning land not
directly used ...
Even the Catholic Church , which formerly was the victim of anticlerical legislation
and persecution , now enjoys rather cordial relations with the Mexican state .
Government criticism of the church focuses primarily on the radicalism of some ...
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In nineteen short chapters, each about ten pages long, Jaime Suchlicki explains Mexico. "The Age of Santa Anna", "The U.S.-Mexican War", "Prelude to Revolution: La Reforma", "Maximilian and Foreign ... Leer comentario completo
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Suchlicki, former director of the North-South Center at the University of Miami, provides a well-written, comprehensive, historical narrative of Mexico from the time of the conquest through the ... Leer comentario completo
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