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Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826Rewriting Conquest$
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Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748638680

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.001.0001

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‘An Empire in Men’s Hearts:’ The Liberal Conquest of Spanish America

‘An Empire in Men’s Hearts:’ The Liberal Conquest of Spanish America

(p.x) (p.1) Introduction ‘An Empire in Men’s Hearts:’ The Liberal Conquest of Spanish America
Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Edinburgh University Press

This introductory chapter discusses the interest eighteenth-century readers had on Spanish America, starting with Britain's relations with the emerging ‘informal empire’ in Spanish America. It then studies the historicization and romanticizing of Spanish America, and draws on Jean-François Marmontel's semi-historical romance Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'empire du Pérou, Abbé Raynal's multi-volume Histoire philosophique et politique, and des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes and William Robertson's History of America. An outline of the following chapters is provided in the final section of the chapter.

Keywords:   Spanish America, informal empire, historicization, romanticizing, British relations

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