Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel De Rosas (Latin American Silhouettes)

Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel De Rosas (Latin American Silhouettes)

By: John Lynch (author)Paperback

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Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas, is John Lynch's new edition of his 1981 book, shortened for classroom use. The figure of Juan Manual de Rosas dominates the history of Argentina in the first half of the nineteenth century. Charles Darwin, who met him on campaign against the Indians, described him as "a man of extraordinary character," the lord of vast estates and, for over twenty years, absolute ruler of Buenos Aires and its province. The book follows the career of Rosas as a classical caudillo, who rescued his people from fear and anarchy and delivered them into the hands of a great dictatorship. Leader of the gauchos, yet representative too of the powerful landed proprietors and cattle exporters, Rosas established an early prototype of a totalitarian state and employed systematic terror to defend his rule. Argentine Caudillo: Juan Manuel de Rosas is an excellent scholarly and objective modern history for students as well as scholars on this powerful figure in Latin America.

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John Lynch is emeritus professor of Latin American history at the University of London.


Chapter 1 Lord of the Plains Chapter 2 Estanciero Chapter 3 Patron and Peon Chapter 4 An Alternative Argentina Chapter 5 Leviathan Chapter 6 The Terror Chapter 7 Hopes and Fears Chapter 8 Exit and Exile

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/05/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780842028981
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 185
  • ID: 9780842028981
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 0842028986

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