Historical Dictionary of Argentina

Author:   Bernardo A. Duggan ,  Colin M. Lewis
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Edition:   New Edition
ISBN:  

9781538119693


Pages:   874
Publication Date:   15 March 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Argentina celebrated a century of independence from Spain in 1910, and the republic was the tenth most important trading nation in the global economy. Although it had the promise of growth and industrial development at the time, crises, mismanagement, and unrealized potential associated with authoritarianism, populism, and military coups (culminating in thousands of disappearances over a period of unparalleled state terror) prevented that from happening. By 2001, Argentina announced that it would not service its foreign debt, triggering the largest default in world financial history. Since then, the country has sought to recapture the potential and promise of the past, and its place in the world while escaping from what appeared to be an interminable cycle of expansion, crises, conflict, and institutional collapse. Historical Dictionary of Argentina contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and more than 800 cross-referenced entries on the country's important personalities and aspects of its politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Argentina.

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Author:   Bernardo A. Duggan ,  Colin M. Lewis
Publisher:   Rowman & Littlefield
Imprint:   Rowman & Littlefield
Edition:   New Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.70cm , Height: 6.00cm , Length: 23.20cm
Weight:   1.588kg
ISBN:  

9781538119693


ISBN 10:   1538119692
Pages:   874
Publication Date:   15 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Authored by two historians with specializations in the post-World War II era, Argentine history, and Latin American political economy, the Historical Dictionary of Argentina is the first new English-language work in this area of Latin American historical reference literature in 41 years. Features retained and updated from the earlier Historical Dictionary of Argentina, ed. by Ione S. Wright and Lisa M. Nekhom (1978), are a chronology for 1977-2018 and a significantly expanded bibliography, with sections on Peron and Peronism, the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo memorial protest, state terrorism, and the Falklands War. A website listing covers Argentine government sources, business organizations and political parties, and major newspapers and television channels. An added appendix on Argentine provinces gives total land area and population. Comparison of the contents with the previous work reveals a clear emphasis on adding detailed entries for significant individuals; business, professional, military, and political institutions; and political parties and agreements from the 20th century, with older entries for the 19th century retained selectively. Essential for all college and university reference collections. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty.--CHOICE


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BERNARDO A. DUGGAN is a businessman and independent researcher. His principal research interests are in the fields of twentieth century international history with emphasis on the post-1945 period and Argentine history. COLIN M. LEWIS is Professor Emeritus of Latin American Economic History at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Lewis has published on the political economy of Latin America development, mainly about industrialization, foreign investment and state formation, and on various aspects of Argentine economic and social history.

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