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About the Author

James Lockhart is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Obras por James Lockhart

Wild America (1979) 19 exemplares

Associated Works

History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843) — Introdução, algumas edições778 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Lockhart, James
Data de nascimento
1933-04-08
Data de falecimento
2014-01-17
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Educação
University of Wisconsin–Madison (MA, PhD)
West Virginia University (BA)
Ocupações
professor emeritus (History)
historian
musician
Organizações
University of California, Los Angeles
Colgate University
University of Texas
United States Army

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“James Lockhart, professor emeritus of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, is an expert on colonial Latin America. One of the leading experts in colonial Nahuatl, he has trained many of the present generation of scholars in Nahuatl language and society during the colonial period. Among his many publications are Nahuatl in the Middle Years: Language Contact Phenomena in Texts of the Colonial Period (with Frances Karttunen, Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1976), Beyond the Codices: The Nahua View of Colonial Mexico (with Arthur J. O. Anderson and Frances Berdan, Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1976), The Art of Nahuatl Speech: The Bancroft Dialogues (ed., with Frances Karttunen, Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center, 1987), Nahuas and Spaniards: Postconquest Mexican History and Philology, (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press; and Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center, 1991), and The Nahuas after the Conquest: A Social and Cultural History of the Indians of Central Mexico, Sixteenth through Eighteenth Centuries (Stanford: Stanford Univ. Press, 1992). Presently James Lockhart is preparing his own pedagogical grammar of classical Nahuatl as well as working on a translation of Horacio Carochi's 1645 grammar of the Nahuatl language.” [Source of quote: http://www.yale.edu/nahuatl/main/teac...]

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This is one of the few single volumes that gives a history of the whole colonial period in all of Latin America from European discovery to independence. "Context" is the key word for the book. By looking at the region as a whole over a long timeline, the authors can trace trends, find commonalities, and provide a context for the motivations and actions of societies, groups, and individuals. These trends can be projected into modern times and provide context for current events. The authors admirably take a high level view of events without imposing anachronistic judgments on the reader. Readers who require heroes, vignettes, asides, or stories to focus on will be disappointed. Named individuals rarely get a paragraph and there isn't anything to develop an attachment to.

Besides being a college textbook, it is a sincere work of history. It reads easily and the authors avoid pedantry, technical jargon, overblown equations, and complicated diagrams or charts. Included charts and diagrams are comprehensible at a glance. Maps and figures are placed at the discussion material. I noticed no typos, grammar errors, misspellings, or other editorial slipups. The "abbreviated" bibliography is extensive.

In my rating systems, 3 is for a solid book. So 3.5 stars means it has a wealth of pertinent information, the analysis is good, the book is a good quality, BUT it is a bit dry. Although I didn't necessarily enjoy the book, I learned quite a bit. If I had to pick one book or a first book on early Latin America, this would be it.
… (mais)
½
 
Assinalado
Hae-Yu | 1 outra crítica | Aug 10, 2016 |
This book provides a general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the independence of the Spanish American countries and Brazil.
 
Assinalado
LASC | 1 outra crítica | Oct 12, 2012 |
Known as a classic of Latin American social history.
 
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carterchristian1 | Feb 11, 2015 |

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Obras
17
Also by
2
Membros
356
Popularidade
#67,310
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
3
ISBN
40
Línguas
2

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