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Unformatted text preview: Mexican revolution, 1910-1940 Paper 4: Religious Violence and Identity For background, read Jean Meyer, “An Idea of Mexico: Catholics in the Revolution” (which gives an overview of the Church-state question from 1910-1940); and Bantjes, “Saints, Sinners, and State Formation” (which discusses the philosophy and impact of anticlericalism in Mexico), both of which are found in Vaughan & Lewis (eds.) The Eagle and the Virgin: Nation and Cultural Revolution in Mexico , 1920-1940, pp. 137-156 and 281-296 respectively. You should also complete the other reading, González y González, San José de Gracia , pp. 146-180, on the experience of the cristero rebellion. Then write a short paper (2 pp. double-spaced) in which you address the following: Prompt . “To what do you most attribute the explosion of religious violence in 1920s Mexico––to the Church’s selfish refusal to relinquish power and submit to a new constitutional order, or to...
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- Summer '11
- History, Religious Violence, new constitutional order, revolutionaries impartial modernizers