Cultural

Two Accounts of Mexico: A Joint Book Launch with John Fox and John Harrison

  • Instituto Cervantes, 15-19 Devereux Court, London

John Fox’ “The Macnamara Project – The Maverick Irish Priest and the Race to Seize California 1844-46”, and John Harrison’s “1519, A Journey to the end of Time.” Two British authors, John Harrison and John Fox, have both recently published books on Mexico.

John Fox’ “The Macnamara Project – The Maverick Irish Priest and the Race to Seize California 1844-46”, and John Harrison’s “1519, A Journey to the end of Time.”

Two British authors, John Harrison and John Fox, have both recently published books on Mexico – historical accounts from different centuries but similar in their depiction of colonisation in modern-day Mexico. John Harrison gives life to Hernán Cortés and follows him in his conquest, whilst comparing the Aztec and Spanish civilisations. John Fox gives an historical account of a ‘maverick’ Irish priest, who’s audacious attempt to colonise a large part of California with Irish families in the 17th Century, instigated the war between Mexico and the US. Both authors will present the respective books and experiences of Mexico’s history in a dialogue format.

The event will be in English.

Free entry / RSVP: Instituto Cervantes.

In collaboration with Canning House and the British Mexican Society.

http://irishacademicpress.ie/product/el-proyecto-macnamara-the-maverick-irish-priest-and-the-race-to-seize-california-1844-1848/

http://www.parthianbooks.com/content/1519-journey-end-tim     

To attend this event please RSVP to the British Mexican Society.

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