This book examines why several American literary and intellectual icons became pioneering scholars of the Hispanic world after Independence and the War 1812. At this crucial time for the young republic, these gifted Americans found inspiration in an unlikely place: the collapsing Spanish empire and used it to shape their own country's identity.
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(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
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Author Biography - Ivan Jaksic
IVAN JAKSIC is author of Andres Bello: Scholarship and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Latin America, and is Associate Professor of History, Stanford University, USA.