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Murder in Mérida 1792 : Violence, Factions, and the Law - by Mark W. Lentz (Paperback)

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During the summer of 1792, a man wearing the rough garb of a vaquero stepped out of the night shadows of Mérida, Yucatan, and murdered the province's top royal official, don Lucas de Gálvez. This book recounts the mystery of the Gálvez murder and its resolution, an event that captured contemporaries' imaginations throughout the Hispanic world and caused consternation on the part of authorities in both Mexico and Madrid.

In this work Lentz further provides a readable introduction to the Bourbon Reforms as well as new insights on late colonial Yucatecan society through the vast depictions of the cross-section of Yucatecan people questioned during the decade it took to uncover the assassin's identity. These suspects and witnesses, from all walks of life, reveal the interconnected layers found in colonial Yucatecan society and the social networks of Mérida's urban underclass as well as their unexpected ties to the creole elites and rural Mayas that have previously been unexplored.

Number of Pages: Xvi, 312 pages :
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Latin America
Series Title: Diálogos
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Book theme: Mexico
Author: Mark W. Lentz
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2018
TCIN: 53595764
UPC: 9780826359612
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6886
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