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Be the first to ask a question about Las Revoluciones Hispanoamericanas Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Las Revoluciones Hispanoamericanas Sirish Upadhyay rated it it was amazing Jul 19, Manuel rated it really liked it Oct 18, Yasmin marked it as to-read Jan 28, Alejandro Teruel rated it really liked it Jun 26, Cyndi rated it liked it Jul 29, Sophie marked it as to-read Aug 13, On the subject of Latin America's wars of independence from Spain, Lynch's book is essential reading.
Fran rated it liked it Apr 14, Sean marked it as to-read Oct 09, Psoriat rated it really liked it Oct 31, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Mack rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Brenda marked it as to-read Feb 26, Dean Freeman added it Mar 03, Evelyn Panelo marked it as to-read May 02, Wilson marked it as to-read Jun 08, Marabu21 marked it as to-read Jun 14, Adam marked it as to-read Jul 06, David marked it as to-read Dec 09, Shantall Wheatley marked it as to-read Dec 15, The vastness of its subject matter hardly makes it for an easy read, but the craftsmanship of the good historian, John Lynch, saves it from the oblivion of the masses.
Lynch goes by geographical areas starting at the southern cone up, ending with Mexico and, last of all, the Central American countries; and on these last nations very few pages are used.
As one might expect the multitude of names, facts, and the different analyses that apply to each case does not help with the entertainment depart The vastness of its subject matter hardly makes it for an easy read, but the craftsmanship of the good historian, John Lynch, saves it from the oblivion of the masses.
As one might expect the multitude of names, facts, and the different analyses that apply to each case does not help with the entertainment department, so to speak; but the idea is there to pick up. The general idea comes forth from the reading, as from a bird's eye up above the scenery we see how different races and social echelons compete for a place in post-colonial Spanish America; how there is a lack of plan, in the sense of a revolution of the people as in America or France and it is only a fight to fill the vacuum left by the Peninsulares, a fight to take the reigns of the whatever-comes-after, whether it be a Republic, a Monarchy or whatever.
The outcome, and this is the main point I gather, was not what mattered to the people in general; what mattered was who was going to rule: who was to be favored and who was to stay the same or get worse. The story is not a bit idealistic or romantic, I'm afraid: on liberty and justice for all, etc. The Catholic Church and the aristocrats of Spain had for so long kept the hearts and minds of the spanish people in ignorance, isolated from the heretic Protestant world of northern Europe, that the word civilization did not quite apply to the cultural state of the Spanish people, in Spain or in America.
But he was not a democrat at heart; perhaps he was even a racist, definitely he was of the stuff despots are made of: arrogance, paternalism, elitism At least Lynch gives him the "good-guy" treatment.
Later the illegitimate offspring of these unions joined with the offspring of slaves transported from Africa.
With such racial mixture and such moral record, can we afford to place laws above leaders and principles above men? To milk the resources of the country and to curve any appetite for knowledge among the servile masses, that was -and still is- the only aim in Spanish-speaking America.
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He spent most of his academic career at University College, and then from to as Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies. The main focus of his work has been Spanish America in the period — Other books in the series. Revolutions in the Modern World 10 books. Books by John Lynch. As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ad Read more Trivia About The Spanish Ameri No trivia or quizzes yet.
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Las Revoluciones Hispanoamericanas 1808 1826 by Lynch John
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