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Andrés Bello
Scholarship and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Latin America

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  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521027595

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  • This book-length intellectual biography of Andrés 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.

    • First modern biographical treatment of Bello in English
    • A challenging interpretation of the meaning of Bello's work
    • Provides evidence on nineteenth-century Latin American intellectual and political developments
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    'On finishing this book I appreciated the coherence of Bello's intellectual vision in a way I had not hitherto done …'. History

    'This is the first full-length intellectual life of Bello in English, and is a major contribution to scholarship on him.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521027595
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • 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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    Ivan Jaksic, University of Notre Dame, Indiana

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