The Mexican Revolution. Volume 1: Porfirians, Liberals, and Peasants (Cambridge Latin American Studies)

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Alan Knight's comprehensive two-volume history of the Mexican Revolution presents a new interpretation of one of the world's most important revolutions. While it reflects the many facets of this complex and far-reaching historical subject it emphasises its fundamentally local, popular and agrarian character and locates it within a more general comparative context. Volume I analyses the Porfirian old regime - its politics and ideology and the patterns of socio-economic and, above all, agrarian change which the regime encouraged, within the dynamic context of global capitalism. it shows how these factors combined to produce the 1910 revolution, in which a resurgent urban liberalism joined in uneasy alliance with popular rebellion. Triumphant in 1911, the alliance collapsed in 1911-13, as the liberal experiment was undermined by popular revolt and finally terminated by counter-revolutionary coup. Volume 2 begins with the army counter-revolution of 1913, which ended the liberal experiment, installed military rule and gave renewed stimulus to revolutionary mobilisation, in which the forces of Villa and Zapata were prominent. Dr Knight recounts and analyses the major campaigns of 1913-14 and offers a fresh interpretation of the great schism of 1914-15, which divided the Revolution in its moment of victory, and which led to the final bout of civil war between the forces of Villa and Carranza. He considers the manner and significance of Carranza's ultimate triumph, and ponders the essential question: what had the Revolution changed?

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About the Author:

Alan Knight is Professor of Latin American History, Oxford University, and Director of the Latin American Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford.

Review:

"Masterly. . . . One of the best books in the entire literature on the sociology of revolution."—W. G. Runciman, London Review of Books (W. G. Runciman London Review of Books)

"Shows great originality and is the closest thing to date to a definitive history written by a single author. . . . The empiricist quality of this book may turn him into the next authority, the standard for a new generation of historians."—Jean Meyer, Hispanic American Historical Review (Hispanic American Historical Review)

"This study undoubtedly will be considered one of the best written and most thoroughly researched synthese of the revolution for years to come."—Heather Fowler Salamini, Peasant Studies (Heather Fowler Salamini Peasant Studies)

"Alan Knight's remarkable Mexican Revolution must rank among the finest pieces of historical scholarship to have appeared in this country over the past decade, and deserves a much wider audience than Mexicanists alone."—Alistair Hennessy, Times Literary Supplement (Alistair Hennessy Times Literary Supplement)

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