Cuevas, Mariano (1879–1949)

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Cuevas, Mariano (1879–1949)

Mariano Cuevas (b. 1879; d. 1949), Mexican historian. Born in Mexico City, Cuevas studied there until joining the Society of Jesus in Loyola, Spain, in 1893. From 1902 to 1906, Cuevas taught literature and history in Saltillo and Puebla, Mexico. He went on to study theology in St. Louis, Missouri (1906–1910). Cuevas was ordained a priest but continued to study archaeology, paleography, diplomacy, and historical methods. He spent most of the rest of his life researching and writing historical works. He published collections of documents as well as the results of his own investigations. His principal works include Documentos inéditos del siglo XVI (1914), Cartas y otros documentos de Hernán Cortés (1915), Historia de la iglesia en México, 5 vols. (1921–1928), and La historia de la nación mexicana (1940).

See alsoJesuits .


Carlos González Peña, History of Mexican Literature, translated by Gusta Barfield Nance and Florence Johnson Dunstan, 3d ed. (1968); Diccionario Porrúa de historia, biografía y geografía de México, 5th ed. (1986).

Additional Bibliography

Palmer, Dennis R. "The American Protestant Conspiracy Theory of Mexican History: A Case Study in the Literature of Mexican Militant Catholicism." Ph.D. diss., Graduate Theological Union, 1979.

                                          D. F. Stevens