WECKMANN, Luis. Mexican, b. 1923. Genres: History. Career: National University of Mexico, Mexico City, lecturer to professor of history, 1944-64; University of the Americas, lecturer to associate professor, 1948-64, named professor emeritus, 1991, served as dean of humanities; El Colegio de Mexico, professor, 1960-79, director of graduate seminars in history, 1979- 80. Mexican Foreign Service, foreign service officer, 1952-89, ambassador to Israel, 1967-69, Austria, 1969-73, West Germany, 1973-76, Iran, 1976-79, the United Nations, 1979-82, Italy, 1982-86, and to the European Community and Belgium, 1986-88, consul general in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988-89, named eminent ambassador, 1989. United Nations, assistant secretary general for special political affairs, serving in missions to Iraq, Iran, and Cyprus, 1974-75. Publications: La Sociedad Feudal, 1944; Las Bulas Alejandrinas de 1493…, 1949, 2nd ed. as Constantine the Great and Christopher Columbus, 1992; El Pensamiento Politico Medieval, 1950, 2nd ed., 1992; Las Relaciones Franco-Mexicanas, 1823-1885, 3 vols., 1961-72; Panorama de la Cultura Medieval, 1962; La herencia medieval de Mexico, 1984, trans. as The Medieval Heritage of Mexico, 1993, 2nd ed., 1994; Carlota de Belgica: Correspondence, 1861-1868, 1989; The Medieval Heritage of Brazil, 1993; Diarios Politicos de un Embajador Mexicano, 1967-1988, 1997. Address: Villa del Cardo, Calzada del Cardo 4, 37700 San Miguel Allende, Mexico.