Historian Álvaro Matute wrote more than 20 books which are part of the theory and philosophy of Mexican History: Mexico in the 19th Century. Anthology of Historical Sources and Interpretations (1972), The Theory of History in Mexico (1974) and The Race of the Caudillo (1982), among others.
The Mexican Academy of Language – of which he was a member since April this year – mentions on its website that Mr. Matute was born on April 14, 1943 in Mexico City, and he was a Ph.D in History by the Philosophy and Literature Department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
The historian work since 1970 at the Historical Research Institute. He was a professor at the History College of the Literature and Philosophy Department of the UNAM for 40 years and also a professor of the Graduate programs in History of the UNAM since 2004.
The UNAM mentions on its website that his research lines were theory and history of the Historiography and History of the 19th and 20th centuries on politics, culture and every-day life.
He received several awards and recognitions, like the National Univeristy Prize for Research on Humanities (1997), the National Prize in Sciences & Arts for History, Social Sciences and Philosophy (2008) and the Salvador Alvarado Prize by the College of Sinaloa (2009).am