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Mexico Through Russian Eyes, 1806-1940
by William Harrison Richardson
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988
Cloth: 978-0-8229-3824-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7712-4 | Paper: 978-0-8229-8571-6
Library of Congress Classification F1228.5.S65R53 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.08

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In this unique book, William Richardson analyzes the descriptions given of Mexico by an assortment of Russian visitors, from the employees of the Russian-American Company who made their first contacts in the early nineteenth century to the artists, diplomats, and exiles of the twentieth century. He explores the biases they brought with them and the interpretations they relayed back to readers at home. Richardson finds that Russians had a particular empathy for the Mexicans, sharing a perceived similarity  in their histories: conquest by a foreign power; a long period of centralized, authoritarian rule; an attempt at liberal reform followed by revolution.
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