Uncertainties of Empire: Essays in Iberian and Ibero-American Intellectual History

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Synthesizes Pagden's 20-year interest in the intellectual development of the Spanish overseas empire, covering the legacy of Aristotle, the image of the barbarian, and the assertion of authority and the fabrication of identity. One of the 16 essays is in Spanish, and another four in Italian; among the rest are discussions of the search for order by the School of Salamanca, cannibalism, and the creation of identity in colonial Spanish America from c.1520 to c.1830. A final paper summarizes the five centuries of anxiety since Columbus. Facsimiles of the original publications, 1975-92. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860784616
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/1994
  • Series: Collected Studies
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

I The diffusion of Aristotle's moral philosophy in Spain c. 1400-c. 1600
II Nueva luz sobre una version espanola cuatrocentista de la 'Etica a Nicomaco'
III The search for order: the 'School of Salamanca' and the ius naturae
IV The reception of the 'New Philosophy' in eighteenth-century Spain
V The humanism of Vasco de Quiroga's Informacion en derecho
VI Ius et Factum: text and experience in the writings of Bartolome de las Casas
VII The forbidden food: Francisco de Vitoria and Jose de Acosta on cannibalism
VIII Cannibalismo e contagio
IX The savage critic: some European images of the primitive
X Indios e immaginazione europea: come l'indiano europeo divenne l'indiano americano
XI The 'defence of civilization' in eighteenth-century social theory
XII La lotta contro l'eterodossia nelle citta dell' impero spagnolo
XIII 'Con titulo y con no menos merito que el de Alemania, que Vuestra Sacra Majestad posee': Rethinking the Conquest of Mexico
XIV The creation of identity in colonial Spanish America: c. 1520-c. 1830
XV Liberty, honour and Comercio libre: the structure of the debates over the Spanish Empire in the eighteenth century
XVI 1492-1992: five centuries of anxiety
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