Adventuring Through Spanish Colonies: Simon Bolivar, Foreign Mercenaries and the Birth of New Nations (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Latin American Studies)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781846310447: Adventuring Through Spanish Colonies: Simon Bolivar, Foreign Mercenaries and the Birth of New Nations (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Latin American Studies)

Between 1810 and 1825, 7,000 English, Scottish and Irish mercenaries sailed to Gran Colombia to fight against Spanish colonial rule under the rebel forces of Simón Bolívar. Their motives were mixed. Some travelled for money, others travelled for honour. Adventuring Through Spanish Colonies explores the lives of these men - their encounters with other soldiers, indigenous people, local women and slaves - as recounted in documents that fall outside the usual remit of military, political and economic historians. Matthew Brown considers the social and cultural aspects of the presence of these 'foreigners', and shows how they were an essential part of the revolution which eventually gave South America its freedom. Using archival research from England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia, Adventuring Through Spanish Colonies clearly shows the active role that these mercenaries, informal outriders of the British Empire, played in the creation of Latin America as we know it today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:


Matthew Brown is a Lecturer in Latin American Studies, University of Bristol.

Review:


"This is a very enjoyable book to read, full of surprising and suggestive insights. Perhaps most importantly, it is an interpretation that adds complexity, and nuances, to long-standing historiographical views of British involvement in the Spanish American Wars of "Independence, of early Spanish American concepts of nationhood and ethnicity, and of the impact these adventurers' actions had in the region. ... this is a noteworthy contribution."--Latin American Studies


"Many people have tried to write this book, but Matthew Brown finally has done it properly. It is a work of astonishing ambition and considerable labor and, through his new methodology, the author arrived at some surprising conclusions. Adventuring through Spanish colonies is an ambitious and successful book. In short, this book is a much needed corrective to earlier, more speculative accounts of the British and Irish recruits in Gran Colombia's independence armies."--Irish Migration Studies in Latin America


"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 27.50
US$ 136.89

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Matthew Brown
Published by Liverpool University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 184631044X ISBN 13: 9781846310447
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liverpool University Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX184631044X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 136.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Matthew Brown
Published by Liverpool University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 184631044X ISBN 13: 9781846310447
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liverpool University Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 184631044X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 149.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Brown, Matthew
Published by Liverpool University Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 184631044X ISBN 13: 9781846310447
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liverpool University Press, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11184631044X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 154.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Brown, Matthew
Published by Liverpool University Press
ISBN 10: 184631044X ISBN 13: 9781846310447
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Liverpool University Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 184631044X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1000512

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 375.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds