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The Resource The first America : the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867, D.A. Brading

The first America : the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867, D.A. Brading

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The first America : the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867
Title
The first America
Title remainder
the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867
Statement of responsibility
D.A. Brading
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Language
eng
Summary
  • For review see: Arij Ouweneel, in Tijdschrift voor geschiedenis, jrg. 106, nr. 2 (1993); p. 239-240
  • Publisher description: The Spanish conquest of America generated a profusion of chronicles, tracts and poetry, among which are figured several classics of the Renaissance. It also provoked a fierce debate between Bartolome de las Casas, who defended the Indians, and the humanist historians who glorified the conquerors. Thereafter, imperial jurists and churchmen acclaimed the Spanish monarchy as chosen by Divine Providence to establish a Catholic empire in the New World. Within the bounds of this universal monarchy, American Spaniards sought to define their social identity by installing Aztec and Inca civilisation as the historical foundations of their countries and by accepting Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Rosa of Lima as their patrons. When the voice of the Enlightenment re-stated the imperial critique of the New World's inhabitants, Creole patriots vigorously responded; and if in South America Simon Bolivar cited classical republicanism to justify independence, in Mexico Creole patriotism was transmuted into an insurgent nationalism that did not succumb to liberal ideas until the incursion of the reform movement led by Benito Juarez. This book is about the quest of Spaniards born in the New World to define their American identity. It demonstrates that across the three centuries of colonial rule, Creole patriots succeeded in creating an intellectual and political tradition that by reason of its engagement with native history and American reality was idiosyncratic, regionally diverse, and distinct from any European model
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Brading, D. A
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Creoles
  • Nationalism
  • Church and state
  • Latin America
Label
The first America : the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867, D.A. Brading
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [723]-743) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20826250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 761 pages
Isbn
9780521391306
Lccn
89077364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1362510
Label
The first America : the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867, D.A. Brading
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [723]-743) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20826250
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 761 pages
Isbn
9780521391306
Lccn
89077364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1362510

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