Ciudad de México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Miguel Ángel Porrúa), 2021. First Edition. Paperback. 221p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #78846
Violence accompanies man since he has memory; ferocity has defeated reason and exercises a certain fascination in all societies.
Crime is an exciting topic not only because it is the stage where irrationality seems to triumph, but also because its acts and actors seem to be repeated and renewed without respite. The vastness of the criminal world is dizzying. The testimonies that emerge from there are linked to raw realities that, when superimposed with those we experience today, show more similarities than differences: the struggle between social classes, precariousness, hunger, uncertainty about the future, exploitation and poverty shape situations and circumstances that find their climax in robbery, murder and kidnapping.
This work presents some of the most representative cases of criminality in Mexico during the Colony and the 19th century, and makes it clear that this issue cannot and should not be neglected if one intends to understand not only the past of our nation, but also its history. future.