This is a mirror post from my main blog, Madam Mayo:
If you haven't heard of Agustín de Iturbide, he is Mexico's George Washington-- but it's complicated.
Last Thursday in the Club de Industriales in Mexico City historian Luis Reed Torres presented his latest book, El Libertador sin patria (The Liberator without a Country), a most extraordinary and illuminating collection of 19th century texts about Agustín de Iturbide, many of which he rescued from the deepest, mustiest recesses of the archives. For anyone interested in Mexican history, El Libertador sin patria is a must-read work, and a must-have reference.
For anyone interested in the Second Empire (reign of Maximilian) and the French Intervention, it is crucially important to understand the context, and the First Empire, which is the reign of Agustin de Iturbide.
I hope to post a link to where you can find El Libertador sin patria on-line very soon. In the meantime, for your reference, the ISBN is 978-607-97750-0-1.
> Read my prologue in English
> Read my prologue in Spanish
My prologue goes into detail about the relationship of Maximilian and the Iturbide Family.
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