The Girondins of Chile
Reminiscences of an Eyewitness
By (author) Benjamin Vicuna MacKenna
Volume editor Pedro Cristian Gazmuri Riveros
Translated by John Polt
Normal Price: $30.95
Your Price: $27.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.39 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Girondins of Chile by Benjamin Vicuna MacKenna
Book DescriptionThe Girondins of Chile tells of the strong influence that the European revolutions of 1848 had in Chile, and how they motivated a young Santiago society with high cultural aspirations but little political knowledge or direction. Benjamin Vicuna Mackenna, a Chilean writer and historian who lived during those days in Santiago relates the events of the time, events in which he was a participant. He pays special attention to how the '1848' revolutions and their attendant ideas influenced the thoughts and actions of a group of young liberals he called 'Chilean Girondins'. When the news of the fall of Philippe d'Orleans and the subsequent installation of the Second Republic reached Chile, there was an explosion of jubilation in Santiago. Now there were no barriers to ideas, Vicuna Mackenna wrote, "much less to the generous ideas proclaimed by the sincere people of France." But it only took a few days for warnings and critiques of French events to surface, and when a proletarian revolution took place in June in France, Chilean public opinion became virulently anti-revolutionary. Except, of course, among the liberal youth-the 'Chilean Girondins', who were headed towards revolution, and sooner than anyone thought. When revolution came in 1851, Vicuna Mackenna found even himself sentenced to death for taking part in the uprising. He escaped, spent some years in exile, and was able to return in 1855. He remained active in politics, yet his account of what happened to the 'Chilean Girondins' in the 1851-2 revolution was not published until 1876.
Buy Girondins of Chile book by Benjamin Vicuna MacKenna from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780195151817
(210mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Girondins of Chile book by Benjamin Vicuna MacKenna and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Benjamin Vicuna MacKenna
Cristian Gazmuri is Director of Instituto de Historia, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile and Member of the Chilean Academy of History. John H. R. Polt is Professor of Spanish, Emeritus, at the University of California, Berkeley.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.