Título
Armies Without Nations: Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960
Autor
Robert H. Holden
Editorial
Oxford University Press
Fecha de publicación
2004
Armies Without Nations: Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960

When the Central American countries experienced internal conflicts, revolutions or dictatorships during the last decades of the twentieth century, armed violence was not new in the region at all. It was constant since the end of the independence process. That violence came by institutional, counter-institutional and para-institutional forces which appeared, disappeared or mutated throughout time. In Armies Without Nations: Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960 (2004, Oxford University Press), historian Robert H. Holden shows this historical reality as a common denominator in Central American history, which developed in each state according to its context.