Author: Marisol Lopez-Menendez
Title: Miguel Pro Martyrdom, Politics, and Society in Twentieth-Century Mexico
Print Length: 250
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
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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, Ló,pez-Mené,ndez 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.