A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History contains 79 short essays, each comprised of a primary source (of a manageable length and translated into English) and an explanation of the source's context and meaning. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular. Published in honor of Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Director Emerita of the Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies and Regents' Professor Emerita of History at the University of Arizona.
About William Beezley
I am a Latin Americanist with a focus in Mexican history, and I enjoy engaging with the academic community surrounding my discipline. I have given over a hundred-fifty invited lectures and seminars at universities in the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, England (Oxford, Cambridge, and Warwick), Italy (University of Torino) and France (Toulouse Université). Additionaly, I participated in the development of an Outreach program for k-12 teachers throughout that offered workshops and curriculum materials. Furthermore, I have supported the profession by evaluating grants for Fulbright, the American Philosophical Society, National Humanities Center, and other US foundations as well German and Mexican foundations. I have also evaluated and written letters for more than 50 individuals being considered for promotion and tenure at US and Canadian universities.
Areas of Study
Modern Mexican History, Latin American Cultural History
"Bordanado Mis Direchos: Mexican women embroider their personal, domestic, civil, and Human rights" A documentary on this topic.
"The Democratization of Mexico, 1980 to the Present" One-hour video interviews with the Presidents, politicians, and public figures who have had part in the Mexican democratization process. The interviews are done with Roderic Camp (Claremont-McKenna Graduate College) and available on line at the Oxford University Press webside.
"Objects & Episodes: Latin American Popular Culture in Objects"
"Porgy & Bess battle the Communists: Cold War Cultural Wars"
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Mexican History & Culture, 3 vols. (2018)
Cultural Nationalism and Ethnic Music in Latin America (2018)
Judas at the Jockey Club (3rd. ed; 2018)
Problems in Mexican History (2017)
Mexico--The Essentials (2016)
Mexico in World History ( 2011)
Latin American Popular Culture: An Introduction, with Linda Curcio-Nagy ( 2nd ed; 2011)
The Companion to Mexican History and Culture ( 2011)
Mexico's Crucial Century, 1810-1910: An Introduction, with Colin MacLachlan (2010)
Modern Mexican History & Culture, Latin American Culture, and Latin American wines
Ph.D. University of Nebraska, 1969
M.A. University of Nebraska, 1966
B.A. California State University, Chico, 1964