Porfirio Diaz - Profiles In Power (Paperback)Paul Garner (author)
Paperback 280 Pages / Published: 02/08/2001
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The fall of Porfirio Diaz has traditionally been presented as a watershed between old and new: an old style repressive and conservative government, and the more democratic and representative system that flowered in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. Now this view is being challenged by a new generation of historians, who point out that Diaz originally rose to power in alliance with anti-conservative forces and was a modernising force as well as a dictator. Drawing together the threads of this revisionist reading of the Porfiriato, Garner reassesses a political career that spanned more than forty years, and examines the claims that post-revolutionary Mexico was not the break with the past that the revolutionary inheritors claimed.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
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