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Between Legitimacy and Violence: A History of Colombia, 1875-2002

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Between Legitimacy and Violence is an authoritative, sweeping history of Colombia’s “long twentieth century,” from the tumultuous civil wars of the late nineteenth century to the drug wars of the late twentieth. Marco Palacios, a leading Latin American historian, skillfully blends political, economic, social, and cultural history. In an expansive chronological narrative fu ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 6th 2006 by Duke University Press Books (first published 1995)
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Aug 11, 2016 Uuu Ooo Bbb rated it it was ok
The main value of this book is that - as far as I can tell - it's the only comprehensive book on the 20th-century history of Colombia available in English. It covers well the international relations, development of the economy, certain areas of internal politics such as education policy, the relationship between the state and the catholic church, the two main parties, Liberal and Conservative, their domination over electoral politics and government.
It is largely a descriptive history, there is
May 06, 2009 Sam rated it liked it
An authoritative version of Colombian history filled with facts, dates and names. Not much of a narrative however. I bore through agrarian statistics from the early 1900 in the hopes that this might transition to today's issues, but if the transition was there I missed it. Trustworthy primer of modern Colombian history, although I would have never gotten through it if I had access to English language bookstores on my vacation.
Nov 04, 2010 Reeder82 rated it did not like it
A slow moving political history of Colombia with a smattering of its Social history. Sadly, being apolitical I did not enjoy this book much, in fact I stopped at page 172. However, from Panama seceding from Colombia due to the political inaction to Brazil’s ‘invisible hand’ propelling and establishing Colombia’s coffee industry, there was some great history at times. Overall, it was ‘A’ history of Colombia, not ‘THE’ history of Colombia.
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Historiador y abogado Bogotano nacido el 13 de junio de 1944. Se graduó en leyes de la Universidad de Colombia y luego recibió su primer posgrado del Colegio de México en 1970 al concluir sus estudios sobre Asia. Posteriormente recibió su Doctorado en Filosofía de la Universidad de Oxford en Inglaterra.

Al concluir sus estudios en México, se vinculó al Centro de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo,
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