By Mark A. Burkholder
Authoritative but obtainable, the hot four-volume Encyclopedia of Latin the US covers the heritage and tradition of critical the United States, South the United States, and the Caribbean from early settlements to the current day. each one quantity specializes in a particular period of time within the parts improvement. the 1st quantity explores prehistory throughout the achievements of the Incas within the sixteenth century, and the second one quantity covers the arriving of the Spanish, colonization, and independence hobbies until eventually the 1820s.Volume III examines Latin Americas look for its personal id from the center of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the 20 th, and the fourth quantity makes a speciality of Latin the USA because it asserts itself in foreign politics, stories the results of globalization, and turns into an influential region world wide, from the twentieth century throughout the state-of-the-art.
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900–1519 • Postclassic period in Mesoamerica 426 • K’inich Yax K’uk’ Mo’ establishes Copán dynasty, which lasts almost 400 years. 500 • Evidence of tobacco cultivation at the site of Cerén in modern El Salvador 500–900 • City of Monte Albán dominates Mexico’s Oaxaca region. 562–594 • El Niño triggers drought conditions in Peru. • Rise and fall of numerous northern Yucatán Maya cities such as Uxmal, Sayil, Chichén Itzá, Cobá, and Mayapán 909 • The last recorded long-count calendar date appears on a Maya monument at Toniná.
This project never would have come to fruition had it not been for the generous contributions and enthusiastic support of dozens of friends and colleagues. More than 60 scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines and backgrounds submitted entries for this volume. I wish to thank each one of them for graciously sharing his or her time and expertise; the volume is far richer for it. Danny Zborover, Kendall Brown, Patricia Netherly, R. A. Kashanipour, Sean H. Goforth, John F. Chuchiak IV, and Mark Christensen deserve special thanks for the outstanding contributions they made to this volume.
Preface to the Set The Encyclopedia of Latin America takes a chronological approach to the examination of the Latin American experience. Divided into four volumes, each devoted to one of the four time periods that define Latin American history, this unique reference work contrasts sharply with traditional encyclopedias. It provides students and general readers the opportunity to examine the complexity and vastness of the region’s development and culture within a given time period and to compare the time periods.