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eBook Unfinished Conquest: The Guatemalan Tragedy ePub

by Daniel Chauche,Victor Perera

  • ISBN: 0520079655
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Daniel Chauche,Victor Perera
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition edition (November 8, 1993)
  • Pages: 297
  • ePub book: 1333 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1117 kb
  • Other: mbr azw rtf mbr
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 612

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Victor Perera is a native guatemalan who took the better part of 6 years to write this book. This book is chock full of great information gathered from hundreds of interviews.

Victor Perera is a native guatemalan who took the better part of 6 years to write this book. Perera doesn't waste time trying to interpret the events he writes about, instead he let's the participants and witnesses speak for themselves. He interviews everybody for this book from wealthy landowners, government officials, military personel, catholic and evangelical clergy and mostly the mayan people who have suffered from 30 years of civil war.

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Unfinished Conquest : The Guatemalan Tragedy. Spanning the years of civil war in Guatemala, "Unfinished Conquest" portrays an embattled country facing the third cycle of a conquest that began when the conquistadors arrived in the sixteenth century. As personal narrative weaves with reportage and oral testimony, we meet the victims, champions, and villains of a society torn apart by violence and injustice.

Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Unfinished conquest: the Guatemalan tragedy Daniel Chauche. Unfinished conquest: the Guatemalan tragedy. Victor Perera (1934-2003) was novelist and writer whose books include Rites: A Guatemalan Boyhood (1985) and The Last Lords of Palenque (California, 1986).

Chauche, Victor Perera ; photographs by Daniel (1995). Unfinished conquest : the Guatemalan tragedy. The Thirty Years War : Europe's tragedy (1st Harvard University Press pbk. e. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Perera tells us that Guatemala has death squads who specialize in killing and torturing children and that most massacres of Mayas in the highlands are committed by other . The Guatemalan Tragedy.

Perera tells us that Guatemala has death squads who specialize in killing and torturing children and that most massacres of Mayas in the highlands are committed by other Mayas whose communal and blood bonds have been warped by army officers who consider contemporary Mayas subhuman. Further polluting the waters, Guatemala is racked by a religious war in which proselytizing evangelical Protestant sects have complicated even more the age-old antagonism between Catholicism and scotumbre (Maya religious practice) by converting about one-third of the highland Mayas as well as two recent presidents.

the Guatemalan tragedy. Published 1993 by University of California Press in Berkeley. Government relations, Mayas, History, Politics and government, Victims of state-sponsored terrorism, Human rights, Crimes against, Indians of Central America. Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-369) and index.

Mayas - Guatemala - Government relations. Mayas - Crimes against - Guatemala. Indians of Central America - Guatemala - Government relations. Victims of state-sponsored terrorism - Guatemala - History - 20th century. Human rights - Guatemala - History - 20th century. Guatemala - Politics and government

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Spanning the years of civil war in Guatemala, Unfinished Conquest portrays an embattled country facing the third cycle of a conquest that began when the conquistadors arrived in the sixteenth century. As personal narrative weaves with reportage and oral testimony, we meet the victims, champions, and villains of a society torn apart by violence and injustice.

Comments

Peras Peras
In Guatemala in 1985 I had the wonderful fortune one morning to met this author for breakfast.
I lived and traveled extensively in Guatemala and believe that of all the books I have ever read on the political
and social issues that control this country and people....this book, by far portrays the
most accurate and most sensitive insight to understanding the country's civil war and its indigenous people.
Although written by a journalist...the book offers the deeper understanding of an anthropologist or social scientist.
It should be read by anyone interested in traveling in living in this beautiful, but wrongly, wrongly oppressed country.
Saithi Saithi
I had to put this book down a number of times because the violence described was so awful, and it kind of scared me before traveling to Guatemala (even though I've traveled a lot in Mexico, with its own history of violence). Once in Guatemala, though, I loved having had that historical information, and I wasn't scared at all, as the people were extremely friendly. It was nice to have that empathy for the painful history they had experienced. The author did a good job sharing data from his many interviews and his own personal experiences.
Shadowredeemer Shadowredeemer
A good history of Guatemala's civil war that is not boring to read. While the viewpoint seems to be that the communist rebels had a just cause, they are given as much blame for the violence that ensued.
Ranicengi Ranicengi
Victor Perera is a native guatemalan who took the better part of 6 years to write this book. This book is chock full of great information gathered from hundreds of interviews. Perera doesn't waste time trying to interpret the events he writes about, instead he let's the participants and witnesses speak for themselves. He interviews everybody for this book from wealthy landowners, government officials, military personel, catholic and evangelical clergy and mostly the mayan people who have suffered from 30 years of civil war. He then fills in the cracks with historical background. His writing is very precise and specific, his descriptions paint a very vivid picture of the oppression and genocide that continues to take place.
The book begins with his visits to the garbage dump slums of guatemala city and proceeds to other hot spots of violence. The core of the book is those chapters about the ixil triangle area where as many as one third of the local mayan population was killed, disappeared or forced to flee the country.
..............socks
Arlelond Arlelond
The terrible situation that happened to this Central America nation is very well documented in this book.The author, Mr Perera, writes with a lot of insight and first hand knowledge since he lived in Guatemala for several years.The book is full with interviews the author did with local people such as soldiers,politicians,ladinos,mayas and just the average person in the street.The author is not afraid to let the reader see what is the real situation in Guatemala and is not afraid to point fingers to the real culprits.This book is a very good work that identifies the problems of not only the mayans as a people but also the problems and corruption that politicians have brought on its own people.Great work!
Shomeshet Shomeshet
This wide-ranging book, written beautifully and knowledgeably, is a pleasure to read and a must for anyone interested in Guatemalan (or Central American) history and/or Mayan culture. Mr. Perera does not take particular pains to hide his sympathies (clearly pro-environmental protection, pro-indigenous people's rights) but the intelligence of his writing and the mastery and breadth of the subject matter make this the most articulate, beautiful, informative statement of those views I've read. What a disappointment to learn that this powerful voice was silenced not long after this book by a stroke and his subsequent death. Read this book!
Golkis Golkis
AND I BELIEVE That everything that this "people" have done to the poor of the world, is going to come back at them to bite them right in their behind!.
"THIRD WORLD COUNTRY" STANDS FOR MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT.