Contribuciones a la Historia Municipal de America
Publisher: Instituto Panamerico de Geografia e Historia
Place: Mexico City
xv+298+[2 ad] pages with four plates and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4") bound in original wrappers. Introduction by Silvio Zavala. Volume II for Instituto Panamericanho de Geografia e Histoiria, Comision de Historia and number 100 in the series. First edition.
Contents: Plan y documentacion de la historia de las municipalidades en las indias Espanoas (siglos XVI-XVIII) by Rafael Altamira y Crevea; La actas municipals fuente de la historia de Mexico by Manuel Carrera Stampa; Funciones econokicas del cabidlo colonial hispanoamericano by Francisco Dominguez y Company; Notas bibliograficas acerca de archivos municipals, ediciones de libros de acuerdos y colecciones de documentos concejiles by Agustin millares Carlo; Los orignes del urbanismo imperial en America by Erwin Walter Palm.
Donald E. Worcester (1915-2003) was an American historian who specialized in Southwestern United States and Latin American history. He was president of the Western History Association from 1974-1975. Worcester graduated from Bard College in 1939. He received an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1941. He then served in the US Naval Reserve in World War II. He received a PhD. from Berkeley in 1947. From 1947 until 1963 he was a professor at the University of Florida. He then was a professor at Texas Christian University and history department chair. From 1960 until 1965 he was managing editor of the Hispanic American Historical Review. Worcester's view that history is made of complexities, not dualities, is seen as foundational for much of the understanding by later scholars of Southwest United States history.
Previous owner's gift inscription to front end paper. Edge wear, corners bumped, lightly soiled internally unread else a very good copy.
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