Andres Bello: Scholarship and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

Andres Bello: Scholarship and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

by Ivan Jaksic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521027594

ISBN-13: 9780521027595

Pub. Date: 05/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"This is the first biography of Andres Bello to appear in English. Bello, the most important intellectual of nineteenth-century Latin America, made enduring contributions to the fields of international law, civil legistation, grammar, and philology; He was also a poet of note, a literary critic, and an influential statesman whose contributions to nation-building and…  See more details below

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"This is the first biography of Andres Bello to appear in English. Bello, the most important intellectual of nineteenth-century Latin America, made enduring contributions to the fields of international law, civil legistation, 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 illuminates not only Latin American history, but also current issues of imperial fragmentation, nationalism, and language."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027595
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Latin American Studies Series, #87
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The formation of a colonial scholar, 1781–1810; 2. Exile and scholarship in London, 1810–20; 3. The diplomacy of Independence, 1820–9; 4. In the 'land of anarchy', 1829–40; 5. A decade of triumph, 1840–50; 6. The rule of law; 7. The return of Mio Cid; 8. Conclusion: farewell to Nestor.

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