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The Other West

Latin America from Invasion to Globalization (California World History Library #14)

Marcello Carmagnani, Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia (Translated by)


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The Other West provides a provocative new interpretation of Latin American history and the region's place in the changing global political economy, from the discovery of America into the twenty-first century. Marcello Carmagnani's award-winning and multidisciplinary analysis sheds new light on historical processes and explains how this vast expanse of territory--stretching from the American Southwest to the tip of the Southern Cone--became Europeanized in the colonial period, and how the European and American civilizations transformed one another as they grew together. Carmagnani departs from traditional historical thought by situating his narrative in the context of world history, brilliantly showing how the Iberian populations and cultures--both European and American--merged and evolved.

Praise For The Other West: Latin America from Invasion to Globalization (California World History Library #14)

“Carmagnani not only redefines Latin American history but also the history of the world.”

— Choice

“This ambitious restatement of Latin American history deserves a wide reading and should provoke extensive debate.”

— The Americas

University of California Press, 9780520267497, 328pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2011

About the Author

Marcello Carmagnani is Professor of Politics at the University of Turin, Italy. Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia, a former sociology teacher and author, has translated numerous books on politics, art, sociology, and religion, including Paolo Cesaretti's Theodora: Empress of Byzantium.