Thursday, January 29, 2009

Publication of final volume of UNESCO’s General History of Latin America

The final volume of UNESCO's General History of Latin America (La Historia General de América Latina) has been published: Los proyectos nacionales latinoamericanos: sus instrumentos y articulación 1870-1930 .

The General History is divided into nine parts, one in two volumes. It charts the development of Central and South American societies from the Pre-Columbian era to the 20th century. More than 240 historians from diverse schools of thought contributed to the work under the supervision of a scientific committee headed by Venezuelan historian Germán Carrera Damas.

Published in Spanish, the History presents the main cultural, social, economic and political currents that have influenced the region and contributed to its specific, albeit diverse and evolving, identity.

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