Mexico Through Russian Eyes, 1806-1940

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University of Pittsburgh Pre, 15 ene. 1988 - 304 páginas
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In this unique book, William Richardson analyzes the descriptions given of Mexico by an assortment of Russian visitors, from the employees of the Russian-American Company who made their first contacts in the early nineteenth century to the artists, diplomats, and exiles of the twentieth century. He explores the biases they brought with them and the interpretations they relayed back to readers at home. Richardson finds that Russians had a particular empathy for the Mexicans, sharing a perceived similarity in their histories: conquest by a foreign power; a long period of centralized, authoritarian rule; an attempt at liberal reform followed by revolution.
 

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Índice

Introduction
3
1 The Earliest Accounts
13
California and the Russian American Company
14
Wrangells Journey Through Mexico in 1836
32
2 The Age of Porfiro Diaz
47
Early Visitors
48
Patkanov in Yucatan
52
Protopopov
63
Diplomats Scientists Dancers and Athletes
98
S S Pestkovsky
106
Mayakovskys Idiosyncratic Mexico
127
Aleksandra Kollontai
140
4 Sergei Eisenstein and the Eternal Circle
157
Trotskys Mexico
195
Conclusion
209
Notes
225

Devollan in Montezumas Kingdom
70
The Mythological Mexico of Konstantin Balmont
76
Tverskois Contemporary Mexico
88
A Shared Revolutionary Experience
97
Bibliography
261
Index
281
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Sobre el autor (1988)

William Harrison Richardson is dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.

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