This first-time translation makes available to English-speaking readers a seminal essay in Latin American thought by one of Latin America's leading intellectuals. Originally published in Mexico in 1957, The Role of the Americas in History explores the meaning of the history of the Americas in relation to universal history. Amy A. Oliver's introduction provides an excellent overview of such major themes in Zea's thought as marginality, humanism, Catholicism and Protestantism, philosophy of history, and liberation.
History and the Latin American mind; history viewed as an invention of the west; liberalism and the expansion of the west; the universalizing influence of western culture; Russia on the fringe of the west; Spain on the fringe of the west; Europe on the fringe of the west; Latin America on the fringe of the west; puritanism as a component of the American mind; Catholicism and modernism as components of the Latin American mind.
Series: Studies in Latin American Thought
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: November 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.44