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The Resource Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic, Jeremy Adelman

Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic, Jeremy Adelman

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Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic
Title
Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Adelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes a bold new look at both Spain's and Portugal's New World empires in a trans-Atlantic context. It argues that modern notions of sovereignty in the Atlantic world have been unstable, contested, and equivocal from the start. It shows how much contemporary notions of sovereignty emerged in the Americas as a response to European imperial crises in the age of revolutions. Jeremy Adelman reveals how many modernday uncertainties about property, citizenship, and human rights were forged in an epic contest over the very nature of state power in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic offers a new understanding of Latin American and Atlantic history, one the blurs traditional distinctions between the "imperial" and the "colonial." It shows how the Spanish and Portuguese empires responded to the pressures of rival states and merchant capitalism in the eighteenth cantury. As empires adapted, the ties between colonies and mother countries transformed, recreating trans-Atlantic bonds of loyalty and interests. In the end, colonies repudiated their Iberian loyalties not so much because they sought independent nationhood. Rather, as European conflicts and revolutions swept across the Atlantic, empires were no longer viable models of sovereignty-and there was less to be loyal to. The Old Regimes collasped before subjects began to imagine new ones in their place. The emergence of Latin American nations - indeed many of our contemporary notions of sovereignty - was the effect, and not the cause, of th breakdown of European empires
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adelman, Jeremy
Dewey number
330.98
Index
index present
LC call number
F1412
LC item number
.A34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Sovereignty
  • Spain
  • Spain
Label
Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic, Jeremy Adelman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0618/2006024296.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Empires that bleed -- Capitalism and slavery on imperial hinterlands -- Between war and peace -- The wealth of empires -- Spanish secessions -- Brazilian counterpoints -- Dissolutions of the Spanish Atlantic -- Crossing the Rubicon -- Revolution and sovereignty
Control code
ocm70839684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 409 p.
Isbn
9780691126647
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024296
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691126647
  • (OCoLC)70839684
Label
Sovereignty and revolution in the Iberian Atlantic, Jeremy Adelman
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0618/2006024296.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Empires that bleed -- Capitalism and slavery on imperial hinterlands -- Between war and peace -- The wealth of empires -- Spanish secessions -- Brazilian counterpoints -- Dissolutions of the Spanish Atlantic -- Crossing the Rubicon -- Revolution and sovereignty
Control code
ocm70839684
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 409 p.
Isbn
9780691126647
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006024296
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691126647
  • (OCoLC)70839684

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