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Heroes & hero cults in Latin America

Author: Samuel Brunk; Ben Fallaw
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Latin American history traditionally has been defined by larger-than-life heroes such as Símon Bolívar, Emiliano Zapata, and Evita Peron. Recent scholarship, however, tends to emphasize social and cultural factors rather than great leaders. In this new collection, Samuel Brunk and Ben Fallaw bring heroes back to the center of the debate, arguing that heroes not only shape history, they also "tell us a great deal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006
(OCoLC)608565480
Online version:
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006
(OCoLC)626077759
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Brunk; Ben Fallaw
ISBN: 0292714378 9780292714373 0292714815 9780292714816
OCLC Number: 67921907
Description: viii, 318 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Simón Bolívar : man and myth / John Chasteen --
Remembering and forgetting Agustín Gamarra : the life and legacy of the Cuzco caudillo / Charles F. Walker --
Antonio López de Santa Anna's search for personalized nationalism / Shannon Baker --
Presidential ritual in Porfirian Mexico : curtsying in the shadow of dictators / Víctor M. Macías-González --
The eyes of Emiliano Zapata / Samuel Brunk --
Felipe Carrillo Puerto of revolutionary-era Yucatán, Mexico : popular leader, Caesar, or martyr? / Ben Fallaw --
Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua : the hero never dies / Richard Grossman --
Frida Kahlo : heroism of private life / Nancy Deffebach --
Haya de la Torre and APRA / David Nugent --
Evita Perón : beauty, resonance, and heroism / Linda B. Hall.
Other Titles: Heroes and hero cults in Latin America
Responsibility: edited by Samuel Brunk & Ben Fallaw.
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Latin American history traditionally has been defined by larger-than-life heroes such as Simon Bolivar, Emiliano Zapata, and Evita Peron. The author brings heroes back to the center of the debate,  Read more...

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