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Manuel de Paz

Manuel de Paz

University of La Laguna (Universidad de La Laguna), Department of History. Comparative Studies Group of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World.

Education and Career History: M.A. Hons with extraordinary prize in Geography and History, specializing in History (1978), and doctor of History with extraordinary prize at the University of La Laguna (Tenerife), (1982). Awarded a scholarship from the National Personal Investigator Training Plan (MSE), (1980-1982); Contract teaching post (1982-1986), permanent teaching post as University Professor in Contemporary History (1986-1995), and, currently, Full Professor in the History of America since 1995 (Department of History, University of La Laguna). Director of the Department of History, University of La Laguna, (1995-2001), he has taught in his specialized subjects in the Faculty of Geography and History at the University of La Laguna, since 1982 and in the third phase of doctoral courses. Founding director of "the History Workshop" (1990- present day), and, also, Tebet. The Insular Historical Archives of Fuerteventura Yearbook.

He also directs other monograph collections such as "Letras de Cuba" ("Letters from Cuba"), or "Escuadra y Compás" ("Set square and Compass"), (Ediciones Idea, [Idea Publications] Santa Cruz de Tenerife). He participates in various editorial committees for national and international journals. He has visited universities and research centres in Cuba, England and France.

He is the author of various books, scientific monographs and book chapters, editor of collective works and of more than fifty research articles in Spanish and International journals, signed both individually and collectively, the result of scientific collaboration with other investigators in essential themes in his speciality. He has also organized and participated in numerous scientific events, and has presented academic works to various Spanish and International congresses.

Research Experience:

He has been Principal Investigator in four research projects and a qualified member of many others. His studies have been centred on the Social History of the Caribbean (Banditry), particularly in Cuba; in the history of the culture and, especially, in the relationship of the masonry with the loss of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, and, also, in the analysis of the diplomatic relations between Spain and Cuba, during the revolutionary period (1957-1962). He participates in the Comparative Studies Research Group of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World (GECCMA, http://reccma.es), directed from the CSIC (Superior Council of Scientific Investigation) by Consuelo Naranjo Orovio.

Most Important Publications

  • Paz, M. de y Hernández, M. La esclavitud blanca. Contribución a la historia del inmigrante canario en América. Siglo XIX, Centro Cultura Popular Canaria, 1992, 211 p.
  • Paz, M. de; Fernández, J.; López, N. El bandolerismo en Cuba (1800-1933), Centro Cultura Popular Canaria, 1994, 2 vols., 780 p.
  • Paz, M. de, Zona Rebelde. La diplomacia española ante la revolución cubana (1957-1960), Centro Cultura Popular Canaria, 1997, 401 p.
  • Paz, M. de, Suite para dos épocas. La caída de Batista y el triunfo de la Revolución, según la diplomacia española, L’HARMATTAN, 1997, 159 p.
  • Paz, M. de, Zona de Guerra. España y la revolución cubana (1960-1962), Centro Cultura Popular Canaria-Librería Universal, 2001, 389 p.
  • Paz, M. de, "Los residentes españoles en Cuba y la masonería después de la independencia", Cuadernos de Investigación Histórica (FUE), 1986, 10: 41-56.
  • Paz, M. de, "Julio Sanguily Garritte (1846-1906), y los alzamientos de febrero de 1895 en el Occidente de Cuba", Revista de Indias, 1996, LVI: 387-428.
  • Paz, M. de, "El Lugareño contra la esclavocracia: las cartas de Gaspar Betancourt y Cisneros (1803-1866)", Revista de Indias, 1998, LVIII: 617-636.
  • Paz, M. de, "Revolución y contrarrevolución en el Caribe: España, Trujillo y Fidel Castro en 1959", Revista de Indias, 1999, LIX: 467-495.
  • Paz, M. de, "Masonería española y emancipación colonial", Revista de Indias, 2006, LXVI (238): 737-760.

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