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Nationalism and Transnationalism in Spain and Latin America, 1808–1923

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  • Language: English
  • EAN: 9781783169719
  • Published: 15 Feb 2017
  • Pages: 288
  • Size: 138mm x 216mm

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The twin focus of this book is on the importance of the Spanish heritage on nation and state building in nineteenth-century Spanish-speaking Latin America, alongside processes of nation and state building in Spain and Latin America. Rather than concentrating purely on nationalism and national identity, the book explores the linkages that remained or were re-established between Spain and her former colonies; as has increasingly been recognised in recent decades, the nineteenth century world was marked by the rise of the modern nation state, but also by the development of new transnational connections, and this book accounts for these processes within a Hispanic context.

‘Nationalism and Transnationalism represents a genuinely welcome and refreshing break from the more traditional nationalist works that have eschewed the study of the flow and movement of people and ideas between Spain and Latin America along the Hispanic ‘corridor’ during the long nineteenth century. The very real impact these had in what were undoubtedly markedly different regions and contexts bound, notwithstanding, by the historical experience of the Spanish Empire, as this ground-breaking collection of essays shows, merits careful consideration. By forcing us to reflect on Cádiz-inspired as well as popular liberalism, meta-national loyalties, Church-state relations, Krausismo, and notions of Hispanidad vis-à-vis competing Spanish American and Peninsular nationalisms from a global perspective, Garner and Smith’s edited volume offers the reader a much needed and exciting new understanding of how the nation-state’s emergence and development on both sides of the Atlantic was informed by highly influential transnational ideologies.’ - Professor Will Fowler, author of Latin America since 1780

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