Scholarship and Nation-building in Nineteenth-century Latin America
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Andres Bello by Ivan Jaksic
Book DescriptionThis book-length intellectual biography of Andres Bello, first published in 2001, is the first to appear in English. Bello, the most important intellectual of nineteenth-century Latin America, made enduring contributions to the fields of international law, civil legislation, grammar and philology. He was also a poet of note, a literary critic and an influential statesman whose contributions to nation-building and Spanish American identity are widely recognized across the region. In this book, Jaksic provides an archival-based critical account that challenges the celebratory literature that has dominated Bello studies. He demonstrates how knowledge of Bello's contributions illuminate not only Latin American history, but also current issues of imperial fragmentation, nationalism and language.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027595
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ivan Jaksic
Debating Race, Ethnicity, and Latino Identity, Hardback (July 2015)
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Hispanic World and American Intellectual Life, 1820-1880, Paperback (November 2007)
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Andres Bello, Hardback (June 2001)
The first book-length biography in English of Andres Bello, the nineteenth-century Latin American intellectual, first published in 2001.
Selected Writings of Andres Bello, Paperback (December 1998)» View all books by Ivan Jaksic
Andres Bello played a role in shaping the national identities of independent Latin American countries. This text explores such subjects as grammar and philology, the aims of education, international relations, historiography, Latin and Roman Law, government and society, and many others.
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