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Collier, Simon

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Works: 56 works in 309 publications in 5 languages and 12,372 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Biography  Pictorial works  Diaries  Dictionaries  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
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Most widely held works about Simon Collier
 
Most widely held works by Simon Collier
The Cambridge encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean by Simon Collier( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 3,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From geology and biology to cinema and the theatre, this ambitious thematic encyclopedia, unique in scope and style, provides a much needed one-volume account of all aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean. Written by some fifty recognised experts in clear and accessible language for the general reader and copiously illustrated with full colour photographs, it discusses general themes as well as the individual countries in their own right. Ranging from contemporary economic problems, such as the debts of Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, and events of international political importance, such as the revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua, through surveys of the flora and fauna, and the emergence of first human societies to the traditions of the samba and tango, writers such as Neruda, Borges and Garcia Marquez, and the potent production of the Mexican muralists, the Encyclopedia depicts lands and peoples which have long represented a distant enigma for the outside world but can no longer remain ignored by it
A history of Chile, 1808-1994 by Simon Collier( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
From Cortés to Castro; an introduction to the history of Latin America, 1492-1973 by Simon Collier( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas and politics of Chilean independence 1808-1833 by Simon Collier( Book )

34 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tango! : the dance, the song, the story by Simon Collier( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exquisite publication, written by respected scholars and artist, combines scholarly research with a pleasant writing style. Covers tango's history from early-19th century to the present, addressing tango's spread into Europe and North America and its 'golden age' in Buenos Aires from the 1920s-50s; also discusses topics such as tango and 'machismo,' and the tango revival in film, theater, and literature. Includes an extended bibliography and discography. Richly illustrated with facsimiles, reproductions of drawings, paintings, and photographs. For review by Pablo Vila, see Lat. Am. Music Rev., Vol. 18, No. 1, 1997, p. 113-123"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Le grand tango : the life and music of Astor Piazzolla by María Susana Azzi( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Astor Piazzolla was a musical genius, a man who used the national dance of Argentina as raw material for a whole new musical genre. In Le Grand Tango, Maria Susana Azzi and Simon Collier vividly capture the life of this extraordinary musician - a visionary who won worldwide acclaim but sparked bitter controversy in his native land."
A history of Chile, 1808-2002 by Simon Collier( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A History of Chile chronicles the nation's political, social, and economic evolution from its independence until the early years of the Lagos regime. Employing primary and secondary materials, it explores the growth of Chile's agricultural economy, during which the large landed estates appeared; the nineteenth-century wheat and mining booms; the rise of the nitrate mines; their replacement by copper mining; and the diversification of the nation's economic base. This volume also traces Chile's political development from oligarchy to democracy, culminating in the election of Salvador Allende, his overthrow by a military dictatorship, and the return of popularly elected governments. Additionally, the volume examines Chile's social and intellectual history: the process of urbanization, the spread of education and public health, the diminution of poverty, the creation of a rich intellectual and literary tradition, the experiences of middle and lower classes, and the development of Chile's unique culture."--Jacket
The life, music & times of Carlos Gardel by Simon Collier( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of one of the leading figures of Argentine tango, Carlos Gardel
Chile: the making of a republic, 1830-1865 : politics and ideas by Simon Collier( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chile enjoyed unique prestige among the Spanish American republics of the nineteenth century for its stable and increasingly liberal political tradition. How did this unusual story unfold? The tradition was forged in serious and occasionally violent conflicts between the dominant Conservative Party, which governed in a sometimes authoritarian manner from 1830 to 1858, and the growing forces of political Liberalism. A major political realignment in 1857-8 paved the way for comprehensive liberalization. This book examines the formative period of the republic's history and combines an analysis of the ideas and assumptions of the Chilean political process from the consolidation of the Conservative regime in the 1830s to the beginnings of liberalization in the early 1860s. The book is based on a comprehensive survey of the writings and speeches of politicians and the often rumbustious Chilean press of the period."--Jacket
Sketches of life in Chile, 1841-1851 by José Joaquín Vallejo( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing under the pseudonym "Jotabeche," Jose Joaquin Vallejo wrote forty-one short articles on Chilean life and society in the early republic. Known for their caustic wit, his writings were an instant success when they were first published in Chilean magazines and newspapers. This volume presents these vivid essays for the first time in English. Vallejo made famous the style of writing termed "costumbrista"--Sketches and vignettes of society and local customs. He focused on the Norte Chico, or the mining zone of Copiapo where he was born and where he lived most of his later life. His essays i
Mining in Chile's Norte Chico : journal of Charles Lambert, 1825-1830 by Charles Lambert( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enciclopedia de Latinoamérica, Universidad de Cambridge( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Geografía Física, Humana y Económica. v.2. Historia. v.3. Política, Socied ad y Cultura
Historia de Chile, 1808-1994 by Simon Collier( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Spanish and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patriotas y ciudadanos( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astor Piazzolla : su vida y su música by María Susana Azzi( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chile, la construcción de una república, 1830-1865 : política e ideas by Simon Collier( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tango! : el baile, el canto, la historia by Simon Collier( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro cuenta la historia del tango a traves de la erudicion de cuatro expertos. Simon Collier relata la evolucion del tango desde sus origenes, a mediados del siglo XIX, hasta la decada de los 20 y habla de sus primeros bailarines y musicos. Artemis Cooper se dedica a analizar el asombroso surgimiento de la tangomania en Europa y Estados Unidos en la decada de los 10, que comenzo cuando la alta sociedad parisiense cayo bajo el hechizo de sus ritmos sensuales e inmorales. La edad de oro del tango en la Argentina, desde 1920, hasta 1950, es analizada por Susana Azzi, quien da cuenta de todas las personalidades - directores de orquesta, musicos, bailarines y cantantes - que aparecieron en los gloriosos años de maximo esplendor del tango. Por ultimo, Richard Martin trata la polemica cuestion de la relacion entre tango y machismo y analiza lo inmensamente populares espectaculos de tango de los ultimos años, asi como el papel que este desempeña en el cine, el teatro, la literatura
Tango : mehr als nur ein Tanz( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tango( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire et l'aventure du tango, danse du désir et de l'amour, née dans les taudis de Buenos Aires à la fin du 19e siècle. Une danse qui a conservé toute sa vitalité depuis plus de cent ans
Latin America by Simon Collier( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge encyclopedia of Latin America and the Caribbean
Alternative Names
Collier, S.

Collier, S. 1938-2003

Collier, Simon Daniel White.

Collier, Simon Daniel White 1938-2003

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A history of Chile, 1808-1994Ideas and politics of Chilean independence 1808-1833Tango! : the dance, the song, the storyLe grand tango : the life and music of Astor PiazzollaA history of Chile, 1808-2002The life, music & times of Carlos GardelChile: the making of a republic, 1830-1865 : politics and ideasSketches of life in Chile, 1841-1851