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Stuart Macintyre, Juan Maiguashca, and Attila Pók

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199533091

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199533091.001.0001

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Historical Writing in Mexico

Historical Writing in Mexico

Three Cycles

(p.428) Chapter 21 Historical Writing in Mexico
The Oxford History of Historical Writing

D. A. Brading

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the writing of history in Mexico during the period 1800–1945, which mainly consists of a narration of the country's tumultuous political experience. The Insurgency of 1810, the achievement of Independence in 1821, the Liberal Reform and French Intervention from 1855–1867, and the Mexican Revolution of 1910–1920, constituted a series of dramatic, essential events that provided the three great cycles of historiography. This chapter also indicates that most Mexican historians during the 19th century looked to France for inspiration, especially since their Liberal-Catholic divide echoed the party strife of that country. But despite their broad knowledge of European history, Mexicans confined themselves to the writing of their own history.

Keywords:   Mexico, Mexican Revolution, historiography, Mexican historians, French Intervention, European history

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