University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
Archer attended the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American History with honors in 1965.
100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794, United States
In 1967, Christon earned a Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In 1971, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university.
(The growing number of books on military history and the l...)
The growing number of books on military history and the lively interest in military history courses at colleges and universities show that the study of war is enjoying considerable popularity. The reasons for this are arguable, but of immediate interest is the kind of military history that is taught and written. Here the student of war comes across an interesting division of opinion as to how military history should be written.
(World History of Warfare is designed as a textbook for in...)
World History of Warfare is designed as a textbook for introductory college courses in military history. The text covers worldwide military history from ancient times to the present. Its principal theme is an exploration of change and continuity, revolution and tradition, in three thousand years of warfare.
(The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824 investigates the ro...)
The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824 investigates the roots of the Mexican Independence era from a variety of perspectives. The essays in this volume link the pre-1810 late Bourbon period to the War of Independence (1810–1821), analyze many crucial aspects of the decade of conflict, and illustrate the continuities with the first years of the independent Mexican nation.
Christon Irving studied at public and secondary school in Victoria and Duncan, British Columbia, in 1958. He attended the University of Victoria in British Columbia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American History with honors in 1965. Then, he earned a Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1967. His mater's thesis was entitled "The Viceregal Administration of Félix Berenguer de Marquina in New Spain, 1800-1803." In 1971, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the same university.
Christon received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from La Trobe University in Australia in 1995.
In 1969, Christon Irving Archer began his academic career as an assistant professor of Latin American and Exploration History in the Department of History at the University of Calgary. He was promoted to an associate professor in 1973. Five years later, he accepted the post of a professor of history. Since 2011, he has been a Professor Emeritus.
As the author, Christon Irving published his first book, The Army in Bourbon Mexico, 1760-1810, in 1977. In that book, Archer exhibits extensive archival research on the Mexican colonial army under Bourbon rule during the period prior to independence.
Archer's other works include collaborations with colleagues at the University of Calgary, the collection of essays titled Men at War: Politics, Technology, and Innovation in the Twentieth Century (1982), and the textbook A World History of Warfare (2002). Also, he edited The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780-1824 (2003), which features essays on how the independence movement first took shape. Moreover, he is a contributor to periodicals, including BC Studies, Journal of Latin-American Studies, Hispanic-American Historical Review, and Canadian Historical Review. He also contributed to Rank and Privilege: The Military and Society in Latin America, edited by Linda Alexander Rodriguez in 1994.
(The growing number of books on military history and the l...)1982
(The Birth of Modern Mexico, 1780–1824 investigates the ro...)2003
(World History of Warfare is designed as a textbook for in...)2002
Christon Irving Archer specializes in the areas of Mexican and Spanish history and military history. His publications have treated such subjects as the Mexican army during Bourbon rule, banditry and guerilla warfare, the light for independence in New Spain, and Spanish maritime exploration.
Christon Irving Archer is a member of the American Historical Association, Conference on Latin American History, Canadian Association of Latin American Studies, Society for Spanish and Portuguese History Studies, and Latin-American Studies Association.
Christon Irving Archer is married and has two children.