Historical Dictionary of Honduras, Hardback Book

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Honduras, one of five original Central American states, became a separate republic in 1839 following independence in 1821.

It is perhaps least-known of the five. Located centrally in the isthmian area, pre-historic Honduras was the site of a swirling encounter of major cultures-Nahua, Maya, Chibcha.

A similar maelstrom has been the bloody internecine warfare of the past century and a half.

Mountainous, long inaccessible, exploited rather than developed, Honduras nevertheless possesses a remarkable cultural history, and its share of distinguished leaders such as Francisco Morazan, often compared to George Washington and Simon Bolivar.

Honduras has a wealth of natural resources, from minerals amd timber to agriculture and fisheries.

Literally devoted to banana culture, its political and military patterns have earned the term "banana republic"; its poverty is second only to that of Haiti in the Western hemisphere. Events of the 1980's decade brought Honduras to the fore-front of world attention because of the Contra-Sandinista border encounters and the extensive United States military build up, economic power, and political influence.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780810828452

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