July 19, 2016

Book, "Miguel Pro. Martyrdom, Politics, and Society in Twentieth-Century Mexico by Marisol Lopez-Menendez

Miguel Pro

Martyrdom, Politics, and Society in Twentieth-Century Mexico


Lexington Books
Pages: 220 • Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-1-4985-0425-6 • Hardback • May 2016 • $85.00 • (£54.95)
978-1-4985-0426-3 • eBook • May 2016 • $84.99 • (£54.95)

Miguel Pro: Martyrdom and Politics in Twentieth-Century Mexico examines the complex relationship of modern martyrdom as preserved by memory and factual truth, and as retold through stories intended to impel political and religious aims. Martyr narratives depend on institutional affiliation to remain in the public memory, and are altered in order to maintain their ability to mobilize followers within changing social and political contexts. In order to examine the evolution of lasting martyr narratives, López-Menéndez scrutinizes the various renditions of the 1927 execution of Miguel Pro, a Jesuit priest caught in the bloody conflict between Catholics and the post-revolutionary state. 

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