The Oxford Handbook of Central American History
The Oxford Handbook of Central American History analyzes major themes in the historiography of this seven-nation region of Latin America. Individual chapters interpret the histories of each of the seven countries. Most concentrate on themes that cut across national boundaries, beginning with the history of the region's diverse natural environment, and continuing with the Indigenous peoples, the Spanish conquest and colonial rule, and the independence process. Nine chapters focus on region-wide problems that emerged with great salience after independence, including the economy, US relations, the armed forces, the Cold War, religion, and literature, among others. Together, the book's twenty-five chapters illuminate Central America's coherence as a region of Latin America while emphasizing its diversity within and across national boundaries. [From the publisher]
Oxford University Pres
Oxford, United Kingdom
Latin American History | Latin American Studies
Holden, Robert H. (Editor), "The Oxford Handbook of Central American History" (2022). History Faculty Bookshelf. 50.