Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


Historical Dictionary of Honduras, Hardback Book

Historical Dictionary of Honduras Hardback

Part of the Historical Dictionaries of the Americas series


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.


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

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Harvey K. Meyer

Also in the Historical Dictionaries of the Americas series   |  View all