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- DescriptionThis book, based on years of research, including extensive work in Guatemalan archives, illuminates the social, political, and cultural life of Guatemala and Central America during the nineteenth century through the lens of the University of San Carlos, Guatemala, the period's only institution of higher learning in Guatemala and the most prestigious one on the Central American isthmus. The major issues addressed include the relationships between institution-building and state formation; between the university and the development of a national and regional identity; and between modernism and Catholicism (still a central tension in the region's culture), including the discursive process of constructing an ideology that fused elements from the Enlightenment and the tradition of scholasticism. This book contributes to a growing body of revisionism by challenging a flawed liberal historiographical narrative that demarcates changes during the period along the lines of political transitions and insisting that this era be viewed within a broader context of fluidity and continuity in the region's history.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Blake D. Pattridge is Associate Professor of History at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American history from Tulane University in New Orleans, Lousiana. His work has been published widely in journals.
- Author(s)Blake D. Pattridge
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/02/2004
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Series TitleAmerican University Studies Series 22: Latin American Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number28
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Content Note9 figures
- Weight580 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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