• History of Mexico

  • A Captivating Guide to Mexican History, Starting from the Rise of Tenochtitlan Through Maximilian's Empire to the Mexican Revolution and the Zapatista Indigenous Uprising
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Jason Zenobia
  • Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (70 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of Mexico, then pay attention....

Before the modern country was born in 1821, the territory that today comprises 32 states and few small islands was inhabited by ancient dynasties and kingdoms of warriors, astronomers, priests, temples for human sacrifice, and, surprisingly, some of the largest cities in the world. It is estimated that the sacred city of Chichen Itza, in the Yucatan Peninsula, was larger than Paris at its height of splendor.

This fascinating journey through Mexico’s history, from its amazing pre-Hispanic past to the end of the 20th century, will reveal more surprises than the listener can imagine. In the words of the self-proclaimed Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, “Mexico has magic. I looked for that magic, and I found it there.”

In History of Mexico: A Captivating Guide to Mexican History, Starting from the Rise of Tenochtitlan through Maximilian's Empire to the Mexican Revolution and the Zapatista Indigenous Uprising, you will discover topics such as:

  • The era of empires
  • The Spanish-Aztec war and new Spain
  • The birth of a nation
  • “From the Halls of Montezuma....”
  • The big division
  • “The most beautiful empire in the world”
  • In the times of Don Porfirio
  • The Mexican Revolution
  • The Cristeros
  • The Second World War and the Mexican miracle
  • End of century pangs
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the history of Mexico, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

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History of Mexico

I love this book. I am a Mexican American In Texas and I always wanted to know the beginnings of Mexico and of the how the first civilization came about and lived. Many of the foods that were born in Mexico i ate daily, i didn’t know that. This book was a good way for me to understand my. Mexican decent in my blood. I’ve been to Mexico a few times in my life and Mexico is so breathe taking now i know why. I love this book more then I thought I was going to. Thank you.

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so Educational

I learned so much of my history. Thank you!! A must read and very educational. Viva Mexico!

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My new passion is learning the history of my ancestors. Being bilingual, I was taken back by the narrator's inability to properly pronounce cities in 'spanish' making it hard to follow locations accurately.

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History of Mexico (Current to 2019)

Very concise but comprehensive, compelling overview of the rich history of the development of the Mexican national. The voice of the reader is superb and the story telling by the author is respectful.

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love history

I very much enjoyed the history and remember much of it due to the stories from my parents grandparents and family. I am a first generation American of mexican descent.
I did not at all care for the narrator who's pronunciation of the spanish names and names of towns and events was extremely poor.
You need to find people who can pronounce the language correctly. Language and it correct pronunciation is also part of the history of all countries.

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Comprehensive

If you require to learn how Mexico became what it is today and how Mexican society grew to be what it is you should learn this book. It is not crucial in any way, just all the facts, good, bad, humor, and sorrow. This is the first history audiobook I've to listen to it that like a story from start to finish.

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Very wide ranging and detailed.

Highly suggest for anyone interested in the history and evolution, from the conquistadors to the present day, of Mexican history and analyzed.

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This is a very in depth audiobook

I have learned dozens of books on the history of México, but none provided me the feel of real knowledge of why results transpired as they did in México's bloody and complicated past as thoroughly as Fire and Stock.

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Great Intro into Mexican History

This Audiobook is a great start to Mexican History. The writer brings a writing style that is easy to understand but emotional in the more tense moments of history. I highly prescribe this book.

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Very Comprehensive,

The history of Mexico is very difficult and the author does a good job of cutting it down. This audible gives more than just dry facts and adds his understanding of the facts that bring the history alive and describes how Mexico got to where it is today.

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  • Laura Diamond
  • 05-20-20

Good Information

A great read for historians or for any one interested in advancing their knowledge on the subject of Mexico

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  • John David
  • 05-20-20

Outstanding

Different and refreshing approach to Mexican history. Insightful and informative selections from both well known and more obscure original sources. Sections are brief and on point. Excellent bedside book. Outstanding as a stand alone work and valuable as a reference to more complete treatment of subjects you find particularly interesting. Balanced and objective. Best work on Mexico I've read in quite some time.

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  • Terry Creasy
  • 05-20-20

Loved this book

Loved this book in my college class. I bought it to use in my high school classroom.

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  • Susan Cope
  • 05-20-20

Five Stars

An interesting perspective given that many of the articles were written by Revolutionaries and Communists.

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  • Arja Cook
  • 05-20-20

This is a very useful book

Good selection, great references, many different perspectives provide a panorama of Mexican politics, history, culture.

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  • Christopher Kent
  • 05-13-20

Incredible

If you like Mexican history, you will enjoy this and come out with a deeper understanding of the current Mexican politics that are rampant, today. This is a slow but detailed study, that cannot be finished in a week.

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  • Reginald Jowett
  • 05-13-20

Comprehensive

The book is more comprehensive than I expected. I am working through it and find the information eye opening.

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  • Francine Holt
  • 05-13-20

Simple and Amazing

This is a fantastic book. Everyone should read it. You really get the history of Mexico through first person accounts and literature of the time period. It's really well put together.

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  • S. William
  • 05-11-20

Well Done

I continue to learn and discover more about Mexico and Mexicans, I find myself referring back to the book as a valuable resource to provide perspective. A recommended read for anyone who is a serious student of Mexico or who lives in or extensively travels throughout Mexico

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  • MarisolFrederick
  • 05-11-20

Loved It

The foundational source for serious scholars of Mexican history. At over 750 pp, it is an endless font of information from scholarly works to the words of 'ordinary' people. Rich in primary source materials, from ships logs, Native accounts, personal correspondences; a real treasure trove. Not for the faint of heart.