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The first America : the Spanish monarchy, Creole patriots, and the liberal state, 1492-1867

Author: D A Brading
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993. ©1991
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats

This book is about the quest of Spaniards born in the New World to define their American identity. It demonstrates that across the three centuries of colonial rule, Creole patriots succeeded in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D A Brading
ISBN: 0521447968 9780521447966 052139130X 9780521391306
OCLC Number: 30463390
Description: xviii, 761 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Prologue; Part I. Conquest and Empire: 1. A new world; 2. Conquerors and chroniclers; 3. The unarmed prophet; 4. The great debate; 5. Franciscan millenium; 6. The proconsul; 7. Andean pilgrim; 8. Jesuit triumphs; 9. History and myth; 10. The Catholic monarchy; 11. Tridentine prelate; Part II. Strangers in Their Own Land: 12. Inca humanist; 13. The Two Cities; 14. Creole patriots; 15. Annals of Ophir; 16. Mexican phoenix; 17. Western paradise; 18. Peruvian eclipse; 19. History and philosophy; 20. Jesuit patriots; Part III. Reconquest and Revolution: 21. The new state; 22. Erastian church; 23. Scientific traveller; 24. The great rebellion; 25. Liberals and patriots; 26. Insurgent creole; 27. Republican hero; 28. Civilisation and barbarism; 29. Mexican Leviathan; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: D.A. Brading.
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'Such a short summary of a book elaborating over nearly 700 pages of finely printed text cannot hope to do it justice. Brading offers a study of impressive scope, rich content and suggestive Read more...

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