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Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

John Lynch

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The caudillo of Spanish America was both regional chieftain and, in the turbulent years of the early nineteenth century, national leader. His power base rested on ownership of land and control of ... More


Precursors and Premonitions

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Caudillos and dictators have tended to occupy centre stage of Spanish American history, frequent actors in government, recurring heroes of society. The term ‘caudillo’ hardly entered the political ... More


Independence: Nursery of Caudillos

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The caudillo was a child of war and a product of independence. When, in 1808, the French invasion of Spain severed the metropolis from its colonies and created a crisis of authority among its ... More


Caudillo State, Nation-State

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Nationalism came slowly to the Hispanic world; the colonial state was not succeeded immediately by nation-states. There was an interregnum during which liberating armies or caudillo bands first ... More


Regional Cultures and the Culture of the State

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

in Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.003.0018
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter shows the implications of a spatial perspective for understanding the culture of the state, and demonstrates how the state articulates cultural regions in Mexico. It interprets the ... More


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