Historical Dictionary of El Salvador

Author: Orlando J. Perez
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810880207
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: History

El Salvador might be the smallest country in Central America by territory but it has had a significant impact on the region and played an important role in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America. The country’s history is intertwined with the struggles for self-determination and sovereignty both from Spanish colonial domination and after independence from the rule of foreign caudillos and its stronger neighbors, such as Mexico and Guatemala. The country had an important role in United States policies toward Latin America during the Cold War. The Historical Dictionary of El Salvador contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about El Salvador.

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

Author: Richard Young
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810874989
Release Date: 2010-12-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.

Historical Dictionary of Guatemala

Author: Michael F. Fry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538111314
Release Date: 2018-02-20
Genre: History

The Historical Dictionary of Guatemala contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of Chile

Author: Salvatore Bizzarro
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442276352
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Genre: History

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Chili contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Chili.

Historical Dictionary of Mesoamerica

Author: Walter Robert Thurmond Witschey
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810871670
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Mesoamerica is one of six major areas of the world where humans independently changed their culture from a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle into settled communities, cities, and civilization. In addition to China (twice), the Indus Valley, the Fertile Crescent of southwest Asia, Egypt, and Peru, Mesoamerica was home to exciting and irreversible changes in human culture called the Neolithic Revolution. The changes included domestication of plants and animals, leading to agriculture, husbandry, and eventually sedentary village life. These developments set the stage for the growth of cities, social stratification, craft specialization, warfare, writing, mathematics, and astronomy, or what we call the rise of civilization. These changes forever transformed humankind. The Historical Dictionary of Mesoamerica covers the history of Mesoamerica through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 900 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering the major peoples, places, ideas, and events related to Mesoamerica. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Mesoamerica."

Historical Dictionary of Venezuela

Author: Tomás Straka
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538109502
Release Date: 2017-12-06
Genre: History

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Venezuela contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

El Salvador

Author: Richard A. Haggerty
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
ISBN: UVA:X001764984
Release Date: 1990
Genre: El Salvador

Includes chapters on the historical setting, the society and its environment, the economy, government and politics, and national security.