La epopeya del sentido: Ensayos sobre el concepto de Revolución en México (1910-1940)
Ciudad de México: El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Históricos, 2022. First Edition. Paperback. 294p., bibl., indices, wrps. New. Item #81605
The Mexican Revolution was a simultaneous and diachronic outbreak of political and armed movements that reflected the social and regional heterogeneity of the country between 1910 and 1940. The struggle against the old Porfirian regime quickly gave way to a struggle for the hegemony of the feat, a conflict that went from the civil war to the construction of the post-revolutionary state. Through various documents -political programs and plans, the debates of the Aguascalientes Convention and those that led to the Constitution of Querétaro, legislative discussions, magazines, newspapers, correspondence, memoirs, novels, poems and essays-, this book studies the clash of notions and concepts about the Revolution that accompanied that process. Along with the armed and political struggle, an "epic of meaning" took place that confronted the revolutionary groups on a parallel battlefield: that of the semantics of historical times. The struggle for power and social and political change were narrated and interpreted by their actors in a discordant or complementary way, creating concepts and metaphors that captured the ideological diversity of Mexico existing in the first half of the 20th century. These essays give an account of that plurality, of the attempts of synthesis undertaken by the revolutionary power and of the resistance that the emerging left exerted to the monopoly of the official meaning.