Triumphs and Tragedy by Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
A History of the Mexican People

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Beginning with the Olmecs and the Mayas, this survey of the history of the Mexican people charts the achievements of those early civilizations. It traces how the religious transformations of the next centuries laid the foundations of modern Mexico and set the stage for revolution and change.

About Ramon Eduardo Ruiz

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Ramon Eduardo Ruiz is a professor in the history department at the University of California San Diego at La Jolla.
Published May 6, 1992 by WW Norton & Co. 512 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The syntax is often deliriously declarative, the Monty Python history of Mexico: ``Spaniards, like males the world over, could not live without women and so they fornicated with Indian females and sired mestizos.'' Author of a close study of the Mexican revolution, The Great Rebellion (1980), Rui...

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Ruiz ( The Great Rebellion ), history professor at UC-San Diego, fuses cultural, political and social history.

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