Space and Place in the Mexican Landscape
The Evolution of a Colonial City
Publication Year: 2007
Published by: Texas A&M University Press
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We are especially grateful to Malcolm Quantrill, who encouraged this project from the very beginning, when part of it was only a doctoral dissertation, and devoted countless hours in College Station and Queretaro to guiding it to completion. We thank him also for the academic exchanges he has promoted between our institutions, ...
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Mexico’s colonial cities retain many influences stemming from their pre-Hispanic and viceregal origins. These metropolitan centers are looking for ways to balance their historical heritage with modern themes of industrialization on a global scale and growth that, left unchecked, could destroy what is valuable from the past. ...
Chapter 1. The Interaction of Space and Place: The Mexican Mixture
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Historically, Mexico is the result of a combination of and symbiosis between two major cultures: the pre-Hispanic and the Spanish. The old cultures that flourished in ancient Mexico—Toltec, Olmec, Mayan, Aztec, and others—occupied Mesoamerica as far back as several centuries B.C., and many ...
Chapter 2. The Urban Evolution of the Colonial City: Queretaro, 1531–191
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In the four hundred years from its sixteenth-century founding to the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, the city of Queretaro’s urban structure, like that of other Mexican colonial cities, evolved significantly in terms of both physical space and morphology (type of urban layout, circulation, constructed elements, ...
Chapter 3. From Revolution to Industrial Society: Queretaro, 1910 to the Modern Age
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Just when the city of Queretaro was going through a cycle of apparent urban improvement, the Porfirian era came to a sudden halt. Governor Gonz�lez de Cosio resigned on March 31, 1911, as a result of an interview with Porfirio D�az in Mexico City only a few days earlier. His resignation brought to light many ...
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Page Count: 200
Illustrations: 53 b&w photos. 6 illus. 61 maps. 32 figs.
Publication Year: 2007