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Violence and the Caste War of Yucatan, Hardback Book


Violence and The Caste War of Yucatan analyzes the extent and forms of violence employed during one of the most significant indigenous rural revolts in nineteenth-century Latin America: the Caste War of Yucatan in the tropical southeast of Mexico.

Combining the results of historical, anthropological, and sociological research with the thorough investigation of primary sources from numerous archives, the book ascertains that violence was neither random nor the result of individual bloodthirstiness but in many cases followed specific patterns related to demographic, economic, political, and military factors.

In addition to its use against the enemy, violence also played a role in the establishment and maintenance of order and leadership within the ranks of the contending parties.

While the Caste War has been widely considered a conflict between the whites and the Maya, this book shows that Indians and non-Indians fought and died on both sides.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 356 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 4 Tables, black and white; 1 Maps; 7 Halftones, black and w
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781108491747



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