Empire Of Law And Indian Justice In Colonial Mexico

Author: Brian Philip Owensby
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804758635
Size: 15.58 MB
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Brian P. Owensby is Associate Professor in the University of Virginia's Corcoran Department of History. He is the author of Intimate Ironies: Modernity and the Making of Middle-Class Lives in Brazil (Stanford, 1999).

State And Nation Making In Latin America And Spain

Author: Miguel A. Centeno
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107029866
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This book examines how Latin American countries and Spain tried to build modern and efficient state institutions for more than a century - without much success. The chapters tell how these countries went about constructing systems of authority that could manage their territories, support economic development, provide basic services, and promote a sense of national community. The book can serve as an introduction to nineteenth-century Latin America and Spain, as a historical guide to the process of state building, and as a tool for experts looking for the latest work by leading scholars in the field.