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"Carolyn Hall is one of Central America's leading geographers, and Hector Perez Brignoli is one of the most recognized general historians of Central America. I would expect the Historical Atlas to have very wide use in school, public, and university libraries throughout the world." Ralph Lee Woodward, Jr., author of Central America: A Nation Divided Central America has been a region of global importance since it was first explored by the Spanish early in the sixteenth century. Yet this mosaic of seven states, extending from Guatemala and Belize to Panama, remains one of the least known regions of Latin America. Drawing on more than fifty combined years of research and teaching in Central America, Carolyn Hall and Hector Perez Brignoli provide a new interpretation and an innovative synthesis of the region's history and culture in the Historical Atlas of Central America. The first two sections of the atlas review five centuries of territorial organization, demography, and culture. The final three sections focus on the economic, political, and social issues specific to each century, beginning with the colonial period and continuing to the present day. Lavishly illustrated with more than 140 color and black-and-white illustrations and more than 400 original full-color maps accompanied by explanatory and interpretive text, the Historical Atlas of Central America will serve as a landmark for future studies.
"This atlas serves not only as a definitive work of cartographic reference but also as a selfcontained set of highly Informative essays."
|Environment and territory||p. 3|
|People and places : the patterns of cultural change||p. 55|
|Colonial societies||p. 107|
|The formation of national societies||p. 164|
|The challenge of development||p. 217|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 29th September 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 33.73 x 26.01 x 2.67
Weight (kg): 2.07