By Terry Rugeley
In the tumultuous many years following Mexico's independence from Spain, faith supplied a unifying strength one of the Mexican humans, who in a different way different enormously in ethnicity and socioeconomic prestige. hence, faith and the preferred cultures surrounding it shape the lens by which Terry Rugeley focuses this cultural historical past of southeast Mexico from independence (1821) to the increase of the dictator Porfirio Díaz in 1876.
Drawing on a wealth of formerly unused archival fabric, Rugeley vividly reconstructs the folklore, ideals, attitudes, and cultural practices of the Maya and Hispanic peoples of the Yucatán. In engagingly written chapters, he explores folklore and folks knowledge, city piety, iconography, and anticlericalism. Interspersed one of the chapters are distinct photos of person humans, areas, and associations, that, with the archival proof, supply an entire and engaging background of the outlooks, entertainments, and day-by-day lives of the population of southeast Mexico within the 19th century. Rugeley additionally hyperlinks this wealthy neighborhood heritage with higher occasions to teach how macro alterations in Mexico affected usual people.
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Of Wonders and Wise Men: Religion and Popular Cultures in Southeast Mexico, 1800-1876 by Terry Rugeley