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Latin America Between Colony and Nation : Selected Essays - John Lynch

Latin America Between Colony and Nation

Selected Essays

Hardcover Published: 13th March 2001
ISBN: 9780333786789
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book focuses on a key period in Latin American history, the transition from colonial status, via the revolutions for independence, to national organization. The essays provide in-depth studies of eighteenth-century society, the colonial state, and the roots of independence in Spanish America. The relation of Spanish America to the age of democratic revolution and the reaction of the Church to revolutionary change are newly defined, and leadership of Simon Bolivar is subject to particular scrutiny. National organization saw the emergence of new political leaders, the caudillos , and the marginalization of many people who sought relief in popular religion and millenarian movements.

'...one of the best Latin American history primers...a most enjoyable experience for the dedicated Latin Americanist and a fine piece of scholarship.' - History: Reviews of New Books

'...a useful volume for anyone looking for syntheses of large issues of colonial Latin America and its trials...' - Jeremy Adelman, The Historian

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Passage to Americap. 1
Arms and Men in the Spanish Conquest of Americap. 14
Balance of powerp. 14
Conquest of Mexicop. 26
Conquest of Perup. 32
Sources and suppliesp. 38
The Colonial State in Spanish Americap. 45
The colonial Statep. 45
The politics of controlp. 46
Colonial consensusp. 49
The absolutist Statep. 53
Contrasts in Governmentp. 55
Spanish America's Poor Whites: Canarian Immigrants in Venezuela, 1700-1830p. 58
The Colonial Roots of Latin American Independencep. 74
Imperial renewalp. 75
The deconstruction of the Creole Statep. 80
Imperial defencep. 87
Popular protestp. 88
Race and resistance in Brazilp. 94
The age of revolutionp. 96
The Enlightenment and Independencep. 99
American identityp. 104
The crisis of empirep. 107
Revolution as a Sin: the Church and Spanish American Independencep. 109
The crisis of the colonial Churchp. 109
The ideological roots of Independencep. 115
The response of the Church to Independencep. 119
Rome and Independencep. 126
The liberators and the Churchp. 129
The postcolonial Churchp. 131
Simon Bolivar and the Age of Revolutionp. 134
Bolivar and the Caudillosp. 163
The Quest for the Millennium in Latin America: Popular Religion and Beyondp. 194
Culture and religionp. 194
Traditions of beliefp. 199
Popular religion, formal religionp. 203
Colony and millenniump. 209
Millenarian signals: Argentinap. 213
Messiahs in Brazilp. 217
Millenarian rebels in Mexicop. 220
Notesp. 223
Indexp. 246
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ISBN: 9780333786789
ISBN-10: 0333786785
Series: Institute of Latin American Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 13th March 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1