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e-Book The Spanish American revolutions, 1808-1826 (Revolutions in the modern world) download

by John Lynch

ISBN: 0393023494
ISBN13: 978-0393023497
Language: English
Publisher: Norton; 2nd edition (1986)
Pages: 448
Category: Americas
Subategory: History

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John Lynch wrote a classic in Spanish-American Revolutions 1808-1826. He masterfully describes all the events that led to the independence of Latin America from Spain.

John Lynch wrote a classic in Spanish-American Revolutions 1808-1826. The book starts in Rio de La Plata and ends in Mexico and Central America. This book was a very well written and looks at every aspect of the revolution. If you want to learn and understand the latin american revolution, then this book will be a good read. But, if you are looking for a creative book that exhibits insightful opinions, then look farther than this book. This was a very well written, but was brought down by its lack of flavor.

The Spanish American Revolution 1808-1826 (Revolutions in the Modern World). Lynch concentrates on the underlying causes of the spate of revolutions and wars which resulted in the independence of most of Spanish America in the early 19th century

The Spanish American Revolution 1808-1826 (Revolutions in the Modern World). 0393955370 (ISBN13: 9780393955378). Lynch concentrates on the underlying causes of the spate of revolutions and wars which resulted in the independence of most of Spanish America in the early 19th century.

The Spanish-American Revolutions, 1808-1826. John Lynch provides a brilliant survey of the men and the movements during these critical years. Revolutions in the Modern World Series John Lynch. Part of the Revolutions in the Modern World Series). He views the revolutionary outbreak as the culmination of a long process of alienation from Spain during which Spanish Americans became aware of their own identity, conscious of their own culture, and jealous of their own resources.

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Revolutions in the Modern World, ed. .

The Spanish American Revolutions 1808-1826 (New York 1986). The Hispanic world in crisis and change, 1598-1700 (Oxford 1992). Bourbon Spain, 1700-1808 (Oxford 1989). Caudillos in Spanish America, 1800-1850 (Oxford 1992). Spain, 1516-1598: from nation state to world empire (Oxford 1992). Massacre in the Pampas, 1872: Britain and Argentina in the age of migration (Oklahoma 1998). Simon Bolivar: A Life (New Haven 2006). San Martin: Argentine Soldier, American Hero (New Haven 2009). New Worlds: A Religious History of Latin America (Palgrave 2012).

Historian John Lynch provides a magnificent survey on the Spanish American Wars of Independence, that started after Napoleon invaded Spain. In The Spanish American Revolutions Lynch provides answers to why revolutions broke out in Spanish America (with the notable exception of Cuba) and why Bolívar, San Martín, or O’Higgins were unable to fulfill their ambitions of building powerful states.

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Jeyn
It could not give you better information. At last you get a view of all the Revolutions in Spanish America - Commerce is magnificently explained. If you're interested in the subject, you must have it. IRMA DICKINSON

Jwalextell
This was a nice book filled with useful information. I am using this book to help me with a research paper and I am finding it very useful!

Corgustari
Published decades ago, this book remains an unusually fine narrative and overview of the great Spanish-American revolutions of the early 19th century. This is a relatively difficult topic for a survey volume given the regionally dispersed and frequently parallel events occurring across the whole Spanish Empire in the Western Hemisphere. Lynch's solution is to describe events regionally. He describes the events and course of the revolutions and ensuing civil wars in regions based roughly on political divisions within the Empire. His narrative opens with a set of chapters on events in the Rio de Plata, encompassing not only modern Argentina but also what became modern Uruguay, Paraguay, and Bolivia. This is followed chapters on Chile, Peru (both modern Peru proper and Bolivia), Venezuela, Colombia (including modern Ecuador), a return to Peru for the conclusion of events in South America, and Mexico. These narrative sections are bookended by two analytic chapters, the first setting the background in Spanish-Colonial history for the revolutions, the final chapter a summation of the effects of the revolutions. Lynch's narrative structure results in some redundancy across individual chapters but the overall effect is very successful. A more chronological approach would require constant jumping from region to region, probably producing greater fragmentation of the narrative. In addition, the quality of writing in excellent, which significantly enhances the readability of this book.

Also enhancing the integrity of the narrative are Lynch's explicit and implicit pursuit of themes that run across all regions. Lynch demontrates that the revolutions were partly a response to reform efforts of the Spanish state invigorated by the Bourbon monarchs, particularly the reformist and capable Charles III. These reforms aimed at strengthing the Spanish state and Empire, enhancing central direction of the bureaucracy, increasing revenues from the colonies, and pursuing imperial mercantilism. Following a considerable period of a kind of benign neglect of the colonies by the monarchy, reform efforts were profoundly disturbing to the creole elites who had become used to dominating their regions. While Lynch doesn't mention this, there are clear parallels to what the British were trying to accomplish in North America and also by events in continental Europe. Another parallel is the role of Enlightenment ideas in discrediting the ancien regime. The Spanish reform project lost steam as Charles III was succeeded by the considerably less capable Charles IV and Ferdinand VII. The Bourbons did enough to alienate the native elites but not enough to ensure lasting metropolitan control. The collapse of the Spanish monarchy during the Napoleonic wars gave the increasingly self-confident creole elites the opportunity to break away from imperial control. A second major theme is Spanish intransigence and the role it played in alienating conservative creoles from the Empire. Given more intelligent leadership, it might have been possible to maintain the Empire in some form by granting a significant degree of autonomy to the creoles. In a particularly ironic development, Mexico was finally driven into independence when the Liberal revolution of 1820 threatened to undercut creole domination of Mexico.

Another major theme is the way the revolutions led to major and remarkably destructive civil wars throughout Spanish America. These were often conflicts within the creole elites driven by regional economic and political differences. In some colonies, notably Venezuela, Peru, and Mexico, the conflicts also involved social antagonisms between creole elites and subordinate Indian and slave groups. Lynch does very well in describing the often complicated events and the huge costs of the civil wars.

Lynch's final analytic chapter is a very nice summary of the ways that the revolutions fixed the social and political structure of Spanish America well into the 20th century. The successor states were nominally liberal and manty abolished the traditional inequalities of the ancien regime but the overall effect was to perpetuate highly unequal and oligarchic societies. Weak states were dominated by small elites based on landowning and seigneurial politics. The enormous economic destruction of the civils wars was followed by further decay of native proto-industries as increased international trade allowed economic domination by Britain and the USA. The militaries emerged from the civil wars as independent political forces and a source of chronic political, though not social, instablity. Its no wonder that Bolivar died in a state of despair.

PanshyR
John Lynch wrote a classic in Spanish-American Revolutions 1808-1826. He masterfully describes all the events that led to the independence of Latin America from Spain. The book starts in Rio de La Plata and ends in Mexico and Central America. Curiously one can note a common pattern of highly stratified societies lead by Spanish officials and merchants in not complete harmony with the Creole ruling class. The reluctance of Spanish Monarchy (and later even of liberals) led to independence basically motivated for the economic and social interests of the Creoles (Spanish born in America). For all of those who are interested in a better understanding of Latin American societies of today this great book is a must. Lynch cleverly combines historical and economic facts about the Hispanic American societies looking for free trade and in such a way clashing with the status quo of monopolies imposed by the decaying metropolis. Two thumbs up!

Auau
This book was a very well written and looks at every aspect of the revolution. If you want to learn and understand the latin american revolution, then this book will be a good read. But, if you are looking for a creative book that exhibits insightful opinions, then look farther than this book. This was a very well written, but was brought down by its lack of flavor.

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