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The Struggle for Power in Post-Independence Colombia and Venezuela
 
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The Struggle for Power in Post-Independence Colombia and Venezuela
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
18 May 2012
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£61.00
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9780230341319
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A collective biography of the veterans of the battle of El Santuario (1829), this book uses the untold stories of ordinary lives to examine the history of the imperial conflicts that shaped politics and society in Colombia and Venezuela after independence from colonial rule.


Description

A collective biography of the veterans of the battle of El Santuario (1829), this book uses the untold stories of ordinary lives to examine the history of the imperial conflicts that shaped politics and society in Colombia and Venezuela after independence from colonial rule.


Reviews

"All too often, historians have let ideologies or identities speak for actors' motivations and explain their actions. Brown reminds us that personal interests were at stake as well. Piecing together this level of detail is an impressive effort and Brown should be congratulated for his reconstruction." - The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History

"Matthew Brown once again provides a deftly-handled collective biography of the many people, nationalities and power struggles that collided in a battlefield situation during Colombia's independence. Carefully-researched, engagingly-written, fast-paced and historiographically-complex, the book is destined to become the standard work on the Battle of El Santuario. A truly impressive account that manages never to lose sight of the real people underneath the uniforms." - Karen Racine, associate professor of History, University of Guelph
 
"A wonderful tale of espionage and strange bedfellows." - Rebecca Earle, professor of History, University of Warwick


Contents

The World in Revolution
The Narrowing Stage: From Global to Local
The Road to War
The Battle of El Santuario
Counter-Revolutions
Trials and Exiles
National Consolidation
Wars and Repatriations
The End of Bolivarian Networks


Authors

MATTHEW BROWNReader in Latin American Studies in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol, UK.