"The Other West" provides a provocative new interpretation of Latin American history and the region's place in the changing global political economy, from the discovery of America into the twenty-first century. Marcello Carmagnani's award-winning and multidisciplinary analysis sheds new light on historical processes and explains how this vast expanse of territory - stretching from the American Southwest to the tip of the Southern Cone - became Europeanized in the colonial period, and how the European and American civilizations transformed one another as they grew together. Carmagnani departs from traditional historical thought by situating his narrative in the context of world history, brilliantly showing how the Iberian populations and cultures - both European and American - merged and evolved.
Marcello Carmagnani is Professor of Politics at the University of Turin, Italy. Rosanna M. Giammanco Frongia, a former sociology teacher and author, has translated numerous books on politics, art, sociology, and religion, including Paolo Cesaretti's Theodora: Empress of Byzantium.
List of Maps Acknowledgments Introduction. Latin America in World History 1. Entry The Invasion The Search for New Connections 2. The Ibero-American World The International Context The Components of the Ibero-American World 3. Revival The International Context: Continuity and Discontinuity The New States Are Born 4. The Euro-American World From European to International Concert Latin America in the International Order Latin America in the International Economy Toward a New Society The Liberal-Republican Political Order 5. Westernization From International Disorder to the New Diplomacy Latin America in the International Economy The Secularization of Society The Westernization of Politics Conclusion. Historical Forms and Trends Bibliography Index